Atlas V NROL-33 Mission ArtworkRocket/Payload:  An Atlas V 401 will launch the NROL-33 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Date/Site/Launch Time: Thursday, May 22, from Space Launch Complex (SLC) 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Launch is planned for 9:05 a.m. EDT.

Launch Notes: NROL-33 will be the 46th Atlas V mission since the vehicle’s inaugural launch in 2002. It will be the sixth of 15 planned missions ULA is slated to launch in 2014, and ULA’s 83rd since the company formed in 2006.

Viewing the Launch by Webcast: The live launch webcast will begin at 8:45 a.m. EDT.

Mission Description: The mission will be launched for the National Reconnaissance Office in support of national defense.

Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go NROL-33!