Watch A Spy Satellite Launch Into Space

Rockets away!

Weather was not kind to United Launch Alliance last Thursday, when the company prepared to launch a mysterious payload into space for the National Reconnaissance Office. Saturday’s weather was much nicer, allowing the super-heavy rocket to take its classified cargo into orbit. TheOrbital.space captured a great video of the launch–watch below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F042tMlxiwU
Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Athertonis a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.