The US launched a rocket with secret satellite.
In California, at the base of Military-air forces of the USA have been the start of the carrier rocket Atlas V with the classified satellite NROL-42 for the National management of military space reconnaissance.
The corresponding video is published on YouTube.
The launch was held at the Vandenberg on September 23 at 22:49 Pacific time. Initially the launch was scheduled for 22 September, but had to be postponed because of the need for replacement of a defective battery the booster booster.
Information about the cargo and equipment of the satellite was not disclosed, and terms of its operation, goals and objectives. It is noted only that the spy satellite is designed to detect “potential threats” to the national interests of the United States.
According to the online SpaceFlight, aboard the device can be a device HEO-4. According to experts, the main purpose of NROL-42 is operative to record missile launches in Iran and North Korea.
This year US intelligence plans to launch two more rockets. The next launch is scheduled for October 5 and will take place at Cape Canaveral.
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