Russian Powered Atlas V Rocket Blasts off with NROL-33 Top Secret Satellite for USA

A Russian powered Atlas V rocket with American Centaur upperstage successfully launched today, May 22nd 2014 at 13:09 UTC carrying a top secret American payload, NROL-33, into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.

This was the 46th launch of the Atlas V, which has been underfire in the news recently for it’s cost and Russian powered main stage engine.

Source: ULA

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