ULA Atlas 5 Rocket Launches Classified Satellite Into Space Today!

May 22, 2014 2:10 PM

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The Air Force launched a top-secret satellite aboard the United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket on Thursday morning. At 9:09 a.m. the rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying the NROL-33 satellite.

The NROL-33 mission launch was carried out for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). According to SpaceFlight101, the NROL-33 satellite - about which there is no concrete information - is most likely a Quasar satellite that will become a part of the Satellite Data System. The satellites that are...

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