Alex Polimeni | Staff Writer CAPE CANAVERAL – United Launch Alliance will launch the ever-dependable Atlas V rocket, a workhorse of the U.S. intelligence and defense community, just after sunset on Nov. 4. The 5:54 p.m. launch will be lifting a clandestine mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Designated NROL-101, no details regarding the […]
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A similar Atlas V launch in July 2020. The photo shows an Atlas V rocket taking off.
An X-37B sits on the runway after landing. Photo// Boeing
An X-37B mission launches in 2015. Photo// Alex Polimeni
By Alex Polimeni A clandestine U.S. Space Force space drone is preparing for its launch in mid-May, amid an uncertain world of social distancing and COVID-19 concerns. The USSF-7 mission consists of the Pentagon’s X-37B reusable space plane, a covert spacecraft built by Boeing, designed to launch vertically and land autonomously like an airplane. “The […]