WATCH IT AGAIN: ULA launches SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 mission from Florida

Payload launched for NRO, Space Force

ULA launches SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 mission from Florida. (ULA)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – United Launch Alliance successfully sent its Atlas V rocket skyward Sunday morning from Cape Canaveral, carrying with it a payload meant to bolster U.S. “space domain awareness.”

The SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 mission lifted off at 8:47 a.m., leaving from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Originally scheduled for 8:51 a.m. Saturday, the launch was scrubbed “due to an issue found during a prelaunch ordnance circuit continuity check,” according to ULA.

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The 45th Weather Squadron had forecast a 90% chance the Cape would experience favorable weather conditions at launch time Sunday.

This mission is a collaboration of the National Reconnaissance Office and the U.S. Space Force, according to ULA. The goal is to install a new space-based sensor in order to strengthen national space domain awareness, as well as indication and warning capabilities.

SILENTBARKER/NROL107 will strengthen the NRO’s ability to provide a wide range of timely intelligence information to national decision makers, warfighters and intelligence analysts to protect the nation’s vital interests and support humanitarian efforts worldwide.


Read further into the mission, the launch vehicle and more on ULA’s website.

Watch the launch again in the video player below:

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