NASA Unveils Space Shuttle Replacement For Deep Space Exploration


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[video=youtube;HOZ00J-0jhY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOZ00J-0jhY[/video]
YouTube Video ID No. HOZ00J-0JHY

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BTW..., launch coverage (live) of the classified CLIO mission payload package for an unidentified United States (US) government agency aboard an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV (401 configuration)) is set to begin in approximately an hour at 05:24:00 +8 (Singapore Standard Time (SST)) right here.

CLIO Mission Payload Package (Security Classification: "Top Secret (TS)")
United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV (401 Configuration))


Launch Time: 2014-09-16 T 05:44:00 +8 (Singapore Standard Time (SST)) With A Launch Window Of 02:26:00
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41)
 

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BTW..., launch coverage (live) of the classified CLIO mission payload package for an unidentified United States (US) government agency aboard an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV (401 configuration)) is set to begin in approximately an hour at 05:24:00 +8 (Singapore Standard Time (SST)) right here.

CLIO Mission Payload Package (Security Classification: "Top Secret (TS)")
United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV (401 Configuration))


Launch Time: 2014-09-16 T 05:44:00 +8 (Singapore Standard Time (SST)) With A Launch Window Of 02:26:00
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41)
System Status Readiness Check (SSRC) reports All Clear with no constraints however Launch Commitment Criteria (LCC) is still No Go at this time, pending resolution of launch weather (anvil cloud rule) violation.

Clock is holding at T - 00:04:00 with launch window set to terminate at 08:10:00 +8 (Singapore Standard Time (SST)).

Edit: Final approval to go for launch, terminal count in progress.
 

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A successful lift-off for the classified CLIO (currently designated USA-257 once in GeoSynchronous Orbit (GSO)) mission payload package right at the closing end of its 02 hours and 26 minutes launch window period at 08:10:00 +8 (Singapore Standard Time (SST)) as the countdown clock was held at just T - 4 minutes on numerous occasions away from its original launch schedule of 05:44:00 +8 (Singapore Standard Time (SST)) due to multiple launch weather violations.

This 49th overall launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV (Serial Number (SN): AV-049)) and the 25th launch in a 401 configuration for an unidentified United States (US) government agency has been the most secretive so far in five years, surpassing even the level of discretion commonly associated with National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) intelligence and reconnaissance satellite projects.

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Those who wishes to find out more in depth, google keywords are as follow...

CIA (Civilian Agency)
Covert Programs Not Subjected To Congressional Oversight

PAN (USA-207)
CLIO (USA-257)

Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Satellite Constellation
Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UFO) System Satellite Constellation
 

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