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Main » 2014 » October » 1 » Secret satellite launched from Florida by Atlas rocket.


Secret satellite launched from Florida by Atlas rocket.
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On September 17, 2014 at 00:10 UTC the “Atlas-5” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited a top secret satellite named CLIO. The CLIO satellite's purpose has not been revealed, but officials acknowledged it was manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp. in a commercial arrangement with the craft's user: an unidentified U.S. government agency. The level of secrecy is unusual for U.S. space launches. The National Reconnaissance Office, which owns the government's spy satellites, declares when one of its payloads is shot into orbit. The mission of CLIO is being kept secret.
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