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    United Launch Alliance said that United States successfully launched Atlas V rocket with NROL-61 spy satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The United States on Thursday successfully launched Atlas V rocket with NROL-61 spy satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, United Launch Alliance (ULA) said.

    According to the translation aired by the ULA, the rocket was launched at 8:37 local time (12:37 GMT).

    The satellite is put into orbit on behalf of the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

    ULA is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, formed in 2006 to provide spacecraft launch services to the US government.


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