Heavy rocket launch a US spy satellite

On Saturday (Sept. 24), a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch a US spy satellite on its final voyage from California, and you can watch it live.

The powerful Delta IV Heavy is set to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 5:53 p.m. EDT on Saturday (2153 GMT; 2:53 local time),

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) of the United States dialled NROL-91. You may watch it live here, courtesy of ULA, or directly through the firm (opens in new tab).

The NRO designs and operates the nation's spy satellite fleet. The missions' operations and payloads are typically classified, and the NROL-91 mission is no exception.

"We are on schedule to launch another national capability into space." This will be the year's sixth national security launch.

"We shall witness the results of our efforts," Brig. Gen. Stephen Purdy is the Space Force's programme executive officer for secured space access.

In an era of escalating risks and challenges, these launches place important assets in orbit for our nation and our partners."

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