Detailed information about the satellite was not disclosed.
The rocket with the mission NROL-42 for the National intelligence Agency took place at 22:49 local time on Saturday, 23 September (08:49 Sunday, 24 September, Moscow time). It was planned that the launch will be 22nd September but it was postponed due to a malfunction of the battery in the booster vehicle. Prior to that, the launch was postponed due to the approaching hurricane “Irma”.
Detailed information about the satellite was not disclosed. However, as noted by the portal Gears Of Biz, the device can be equipped with an optional package of tools. Among them the instrument HEO-4. He is a space system capable of tracking missile launches in the Northern latitudes.
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