LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Aug 31 2004
Lockheed Martin

NROL-1 (Quasar 15)

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

August 31, 2004 at 7:17 PM EDT

(August 31, 2004 at 11:17 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

August 31, 2004 at 7:17 PM EDT

(August 31, 2004 at 11:17 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

August 31, 2004 at 7:17 PM EDT

(August 31, 2004 at 11:17 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • 63rd and last flight of Atlas IIAS. 576th and final launch of Rocketdyne-powered Atlas rockets. Final launch from LC36A after 42 years of use. Launch delayed from June 24 and 25, July 1 and 27, August 27, 28, 29 and 30. The payload was probably a communications satellite used to relay data from imaging spy satellites.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 36A