USA sends spy satellite ‘NROL-82’ into space


The satellite, whose function is kept secret, was launched from Vandenberg Air Base in the state of California with a “Delta 4 Heavy” type heavy carrier rocket produced by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing companies.

While the launch was broadcast live on the Internet, the broadcast was cut off for “privacy” reasons after the firing of the second stage of the rocket and the opening of the shield that hid the satellite.

It is not known for what mission the satellite of the National Reconnaissance Bureau (NRO), the intelligence agency responsible for designing, manufacturing, launching and operating reconnaissance satellites in the US, will be used.