The United States Just Publicly Launched Massive Spy Satellite
Delta IV Heavy rocket roared over the Atlantic Ocean after launching from Cape Canaveral carrying a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office Saturday afternoon.
The picture above is a previous Delta IV launch.
The picture below is the massive spy satellite launching today.
The largest booster in the U.S. rumbled up into partly cloudy sky during its ascent as onlookers watched.
“Lift off. Hot, straight and normal”
tweeted ULA CEO Tory Bruno just after ignition.
After launch at 1:51 p.m. updates on the rocket were not available due to the secrecy around the mission. The National Reconnaissance Office is a U.S. government agency in charge of managing America’s intelligence satellites.