Secret Spy Satellite Takes Off: Stunning Images
June 20, 2012 03:40 PM The National Reconnaissance Office provides satellite imagery for intelligence operations and national defense. Here's a look at the agency's most recent rocket launches.
A Final Tune-up
The NROL-38 fairing, 4 meters in diameter, is prepared for attachment to the Atlas V at Cape Canaveral's space launch complex. Credit: United Launch Alliance