New U.S. spy satellite poised for March 29 launch.

Image: U.S. Air Force Within the enclosed confines of the…

Image: U.S. Air Force

Within the enclosed confines of the massive Space Launch Complex 6 pad at the southern end of California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, a site once envisioned to fly the space shuttle, a Delta 4 rocket and its classified satellite cargo are undergoing final preps for blastoff next week.

Liftoff is scheduled for Thursday, March 29 on the NROL-25 mission to deploy a hush-hush payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, the secretive government agency that designs and operates the country’s fleet of orbiting spy satellites.

Source: Justin Ray for Space.com.

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