Atlas V NROL-35 Mission ArtworkRocket/Payload:A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 will launch the NROL-35 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Date/Site/Launch Time: Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Launch is planned for 7:13 p.m. PST.

Viewing the Launch by Webcast: The live webcast will begin at 6:53 p.m. PST.

Launch Notes: NROL-35 will be the 51st Atlas V mission since the vehicle’s inaugural launch in 2002, and the third launch in the 541 configuration. An Atlas V 541 successfully launched the NROL-67 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office earlier this year and NASA’s Curiosity rover to Mars in 2011.

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

Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch; hashtags #NROL35 and #AtlasV.

Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go NROL-35!