Atlas V on the launchpad
Atlas V and Ground Support Equipment
NROL-61 Mission Artwork The payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket is decorated with 'Spike,' the mascot for the NRO L-61 mission.
Atlas V Interstage
Atlas V SRBs
Launch of NROL-61
Launch of NROL-61 Photo credit: Dawn Haworth
NROL-61 in Flight Twin solid rocket boosters frame the RD-180 main engine exhaust as the Atlas V soars through a clear blue sky.
Liftoff of NROL-61
Atlas V NROL-61 Launch
Atlas V 421 Closeup The RD-180 main engine is flanked by a pair of AJ-60A solid rocket boosters in this launch closeup image.
Liftoff of the Atlas V 421 rocket carrying NROL-61 Photo credit: Dawn Haworth
Atlas V Launch from SLC-41 Photo credit: Dawn Haworth