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SFI Video: Launch highlights from launch of ULA Atlas V 421 with NROL-61

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — United Launch Alliance successfully sent the classified NROL-61 payload to orbit on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office on July 28, 2016. The mission got underway at the opening of the day’s launch window at 8:37 a.m. EDT (12:37 GMT). SFI captured the flight from several remote cameras placed at Space Launch Complex 41 the day prior – check out the stunning video produced from these video cameras below.

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Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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