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Launch scheduled Thursday afternoon at Cape Canaveral for NROL-67 mission

A United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket will launch another mission into orbit from the Space Coast early Thursday afternoon. The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office is set to launch at 1:45 p.m. April 10 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The mission is named NROL-67 and is being launched “…in support of national defense”, according to the United Launch Alliance.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle, carrying the NROL-67 mission, is rolled to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41.
United Launch Alliance
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle, carrying the NROL-67 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office, is rolled to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41.
United Launch Alliance

The United Launch Alliance says the Atlas V 541 rocket also launched the Mars Science Laboratory for NASA in November, 2011. Thursday’s launch will be the 81st launch for the United Launch Alliance since the company began in December, 2006.

Online resources

You can also find launch update information online at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch and at twitter.com/ulalaunch; hashtag #NROL67. You can also watch a webcast of the launch Thursday, starting at 1:25 p.m., at https://ulalaunch.com/site/swf/Webcast.swf

Click here to visit the United Launch Alliance website.

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