A Falcon 9 rocket from California’s Central Coast just after sunrise Friday,
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Into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office on what is widely believed to be a naval reconnaissance mission.
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Set to take off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, a military base on the Pacific coastline northwest of Los Angele
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The National Reconnaissance Office has not disclosed details about the the mission, codenamed NROL-85.
the NRO typically keeps specifics about its launches secret.
With Rare Exceptions
fleet of intelligence-gathering spy satellites, supplying optical and radar surveillance imagery, eavesdropping capabilities, and data relay support.
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