The United States plans to launch a Saturday satellite on Saturday (January 19th) and watch live.
It is planned that the spacecraft NROL-71 will be launched at the top of the united launching rocket (ULA) Delta IV. EST (1905 GMT; 11:05 local time in California). You can watch it live at Space.com, with the courtesy of the ULA or directly through the service provider.
The Web site will be short; ULA is expected to cut off the live feed in about 6 minutes to keep the secret of the NROL-71 mission. (The instruments and activities of the satellite are classified as those of other spacecraft operated by the US National Intelligence Service.)
Saturday's departure is a long time. Initially, the NROL-71 was scheduled to take off in early December, but technical problems and non-cooperative times pushed back a few times.
After that, ULA removed the experience of December 19, after noticing a leak of hydrogen from Delta IV Heavy. This question took a few weeks to decide. Delta IV Heavy also erected NASA Parker Solar Sond in August 2018.
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