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ULA Atlas V delivers reconnaissance satellite to orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket delivered a high priority mission to orbit Sunday after launching from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The SilentBarker/NROL-107 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office and the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command was ULA’s 157th launch with 100% mission success.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue to build on a legacy of outstanding teamwork and collaboration with our national security partners,” said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Government and Commercial Programs. “We specialize in complex high-energy orbits and the team is proud to have launched this mission direct to geosynchronous Earth orbit to meet our nation’s space protection needs.”

SilentBarker/NROL-107 was ULA’s 98th launch for national security and was the final NRO launch aboard a Decatur-built Atlas V rocket. ULA said it is transitioning to the next generation Vulcan rocket that will offer unprecedented flexibility in a single system with streamlined operations and greater affordability.

ULA’s next launch is the Amazon Project Kuiper Protoflight mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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