SpaceX will send into orbit a spy satellite, U.S. military intelligence

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SpaceX will send into orbit a spy satellite, U.S. military intelligence

The Official SpaceX account on Twitter confirmed that the preparation of the next launch of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 is in full swing. The launch will take place on April 30th, this Sunday, but no one knows the exact time. The secrecy is due to the fact that the rocket must deliver into orbit a secret cargo of National control of military space intelligence, which is denoted by the acronym NROL-76. Most likely, it will be a spy satellite whose specifications are not known to anybody — SpaceX employees in management about it clearly not tell.

At the end of last year, Betty SAPP, head of the National management of military space intelligence (NRO) confirmed that controlled the organization paid for SpaceX launch services to orbit of cargo, so, presumably, at the Sunday start of their cooperation will not end. Website Space News that after the rocket will perform all its tasks, it is planned again to return home, providing a soft landing at Cape Canaveral.

In NRO engaged in the development and control of reconnaissance satellites. Usually all the launch associated with NRO, strictly classified, so, apparently, even on the launch and landing rocket to be admired, both should fail.

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