Atlas V to Launch NROL-79

Rocket/Payload:A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 configuration rocket will launch the NROL-79 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Date/Site/Launch Time:Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Launch is planned for 9:50 a.m. PST.

Webcast: Tune in to ULA’s live launch day broadcast beginning at 9:30 a.m. PST.

Launch Notes: NROL-79 will mark the 70th Atlas V launch and the 35th in the 401 configuration since the rocket’s inaugural mission in 2002.

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 and; hashtags #NROL79 and #AtlasV.

Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go NROL-79!