Successful Liftoff of NROL-33 aboard Atlas 5

logoThis morning a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying the NROL-33 classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Liftoff occurred at 9:09am EDT and all was progressing well up to payload separation.  Due to the nature of the launch there was a news blackout after that so we have no further news as to the success of the mission.

Below are some screen captures of the launch.

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