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The launch of the satellite was arranged from the cosmodrome near New Zealand
The launch of the Electron carrier rocket with the American satellite on board was scheduled at 08:00 outside the cosmodrome in New Zealand at 08:00 Kyiv time.
On Thursday, April 4, Rocket Lab announced the successful launch of the Electron launch vehicle with the American NROL-199 satellite on board. This was reported by the company on Twitter.
“Electron having successfully deployed the US National Space and Exploration Agency (NRO) vantage in orbit. Kindly welcome to your new booth in space, NROL199!” –
MISSION SUCCESS! Electron’s Kick Stage has successfully deployed the @NatReconOfC‘s payload to orbit. Welcome to your new home in space, #NROL199! pic.twitter.com/hOOryOsATG
— Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) August 4, 2022
The launch of the Electron launch vehicle with an American satellite on board was scheduled at 08:00 ET from the Cosmodrome to New Zealand, according to Space.com. The satellite turned into a planned orbit a year after launch.
The launch was about two days later, it was planned lower, since a strong wind had hindered the launch test for 2 sick days. Rocket Lab canceled the webcast shortly after Electron entered orbit.
NRO will operate a fleet of spy satellites from the New States. The agency keeps secret information about the activities of these satellites, and NROL-199 is not to blame. It’s less than inconspicuous about those that the spacecraft is robiting in deep earth orbit.
“ to persons who take decisions, dealing with international problems & # 8221;, & # 8211; wrote Rocket Lab in a description of the mission, yaku called “Antipodovoy”.
Earlier, China successfully launched three new satellites in space, with the help of one of them monitoring coal in the terrestrial ecosystem. The spacecraft is also responsible for long-term services in such galleys, like the protection of the necessary medium and cartography.