United Launch Alliance’s ground crew at Cape Canaveral is preparing to roll an Atlas 5 rocket from its Vertical Integration Facility to launch pad 41 on Monday, moving the 206-foot-tall launcher into position for liftoff at 5:58 p.m. EST (2258 GMT) Tuesday with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Atlas 5 rocket with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. The mission is designated NROL-101. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.
United Launch Alliance’s live launch broadcast begins at 5:38 p.m. EST (2258 GMT) Tuesday, Nov. 3.