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U.S. spy satellite launches for classified mission

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 00:36

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launches a U.S. spy satellite on a clandestine mission. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a spy satellite on a clandestine mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on Saturday (September 23), after a 48-hour delay was blamed on a faulty battery on the launch vehicle. The rocket was launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:49 a.m. EDT (0549 GMT) according to ULA'S website that also stated that the mission was in support of national security. The website also stated that this was ULA's sixth launch in 2017 and the 121st successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006. Reports say ULA's next launch is the NROL-52 for the National Reconnaissance Office. The launch is scheduled for Oct. 5 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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U.S. spy satellite launches for classified mission

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 00:36