États Unis – USA
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Spy satellite KH-11
US new spy
able to spy
007 James Bond’s
in live motion ?
The first Delta IV
rocket to launch
Air Force Base !
The largest rocket ever launched from the West Coast went into space Thursday
afternoon carrying a secret « national security » satellite, Vandenberg Air Force
Base in California.
The 23-story tall Delta IV rocket blasted off on schedule at 1:10 p.m. PT (4:10 p.m. ET).
It delivered into orbit a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S.
government agency that oversees the nation’s satellites.
Top secret !
The NRO is staying mum about the satellite but noted this is the third in a series
of six satellite launches happening over a seven- to eight-month period.
The next launch is scheduled for February 5.
Due to its large size and bigger optics, the satellite has advanced resolution that
can see much finer detail on the ground than anything similar.
There are currently 3 KH-11s in orbit and he believes the purpose of this launch
is to replace one that has been in orbit since 2001.
While this is the first Delta IV rocket to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
about 150 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, it is the fifth launch in the
The others have previously launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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What the hell this
satellite can’t spy ….