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Atlas 5 launch from Cape Canaveral scheduled for next week

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

The National Reconnaissance Office's top secret payload is lifted atop ULA's Atlas 5 rocket Monday inside the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: United Launch Alliance
United Launch Alliance teams mounted a top secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office on top of an Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral Monday in preparation for a liftoff scheduled just after sunset Nov. 3.
The Atlas 5 launcher is set to blast off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:58 p.m. EST next Tuesday, Nov. 3. That's around 22 minutes after sunset at the...
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