Watch a Delta IV rocket launch a secret satellite to space

On Sunday, a top secret government spacecraft launched by SpaceX reportedly failed to achieve a stable orbit. The government hasn’t confirmed whether the top-secret satellite did indeed fall out of orbit and reenter Earth’s atmosphere.

The rocket will take-off from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. Friday’s launch will be ULA’s 27th for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
According to NASA Spaceflight, NROL-47 is most likely some type of radar imaging satellite.
“We’re counting down,” ULA tweeted on Thursday morning. “Latest weather briefing shows an 80% chance of favorable weather.”

Jan. 11 (UPI) — United Launch Alliance will attempt to carry out the classified NROL-47 mission on Friday. The mission will see the aerospace company launch a spy satellite into orbit using its Delta IV rocket.

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