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Atlas 5 Rocket With NROL-67 Satellite Heads into Space (LIVESTREAM)

Apr 10, 2014 03:50 PM EDT | By Justin Stock
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The Atlas 5 rocket carrying the NROL-67 satellite constructed specifically for the United States National Reconnaissance Office's presence in space headed into the little known about territory following a lengthy delay Thursday Reuters reported Thursday.

According to Space.com, the launch took place at the Air Force Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and was viewable on Space.com thanks to efforts from the United Launch Alliance before going dormant.

The stream appeared blank shortly after it began its ascension into space following an inquiry from the United States Military for worries about security Space.com reported.

The trip was previously pushed back from its March 25 launch date after the satellite's ground radar system had to be fixed after harm was found just prior to the original launch date.

Several other space crafts have either made, or are going to make trips to outer space.

This includes the delivery of the Russian Progress cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station so NASA could re-supply the station's crew and station with necessary items via the Soyuz rocket Wednesday Space Flight Now reported Tuesday.

The journey was the 55th time a Progress has gone up into space with last time dating back to the start of distribution of items for the astronauts on board in 2000.

The rocket came out of hiding Monday from the facility at Bakonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan where it was staying in via a unique railroad car Space Flight Now reported.

The craft and rocket came to its place for liftoff where workers elevated it to ready it for space travel Space Flight Now reported. Workers then injected liquid oxygen and keroscene into the space vessel shortly before it ascended.

The next upcoming space mission include the Space X Falcon 9 rockets trip to the International Space Station April 14 News Tonight reported Monday.

Workers corrected the Falcon 9's issues in time for the launch, which included  examining a piece of the attached equipment also known as an Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science for laser optics so information can travel through space Space Flight Now reported.

Space X also fixed four high-definition earth viewing cameras attached to the main section of the station.

"Both Falcon 9 and Dragon are in good health; given the critical payloads on board and significant upgrades to Dragon, the additional time will ensure SpaceX does everything possible on the ground to prepare for a successful launch," Space X said in a statement Space Flight Now reported, the dragon being a vehicle that transports 5,000 pounds of freight.

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