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World’s Largest Rocket Successfully Launches U.S. Spy Satellite From Florida
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – The world’s largest rocket successfully launched a U.S. spy satelltie into orbit on Saturday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the super-secret National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 on June 11, 2016 at 1:51 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
“We are so honored to deliver the NROL-37 payload to orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office during today’s incredible launch,” said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Custom Services. “This was the ninth time ULA launched the Delta IV Heavy, the most powerful launch vehicle in existence today.”
Photo credit: ULA
Video credit: USAF / 45th Space Wing