US Launches a Spy Satellite to Orbit The Earth in Outer Space

Posted on September 6, 2016 Jacob Luiz

We’ve reached an era where technology leads the world. Today’s technological capabilities have reached a point where we are able to send satellites to space very easily and enhance the activities that the satellite can function at while orbiting the earth in outer space. A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket was launched in July out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The information given by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has not been clear about the activities of the satellite but they only have mentioned and according to the ULA that the satellite has been designed or engineered for the support of national defense.

The Satellite has been launched at 8:37 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) and the event was recorded by the United Launch Alliance (ULA) and it has been aired on television with some commentary. After 5 minutes of air time, the live feed was cut off with no additional information. There are speculations that the satellite is going to be used as an American spy satellite for the national security of the country. This was not the first launch for the National Reconnaissance Office, apparently the Atlas 5 is the sixty forth successful launch since the year 2002. This time though the trajectory of the satellite was predicting that the satellite is going to be orbiting at a distance near the orbits of communication relay stations.

A view of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was clearly seen by a camera that was assembled on the Atlas 5, the rocket was set off by Atlas 5’s Russian built RD-181 first stage engine which thrusted the American Spy Satellite at approximately 800,000 pounds of force.

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