United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NROL-101 Mission in Support of National Security

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:32 p.m. EST on Nov. 13, 2020. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:32 p.m. EST on Nov. 13, 2020. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:32 p.m. EST on Nov. 13, 2020. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:32 p.m. EST on Nov. 13, 2020. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:32 p.m. EST on Nov. 13, 2020. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:32 p.m. EST on Nov. 13, 2020. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.,

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Watch live now! Atlas V rocket launching NROL-101 spy satellite at 5:32 pm ET

Note: A new launch time of 5:32 p.m. EST has been set for the NROL-101 mission.



a crane next to a large body of water: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office rolls from the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Nov. 3, 2020.


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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office rolls from the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Nov. 3, 2020.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is now set to launch the classified NROL-101 spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office today (Nov. 13), at 5:32 p.m. EDT (2232 GMT). You can watch the launch live in the window above, courtesy of ULA, or directly via ULA’s website. 

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The Atlas V rocket will launch NROL-101 from Space Launch Complex 41 of the Cape Canveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch has been delayed from an initial Nov. 3 liftoff.

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