NROL-85 Sunrise Launch
May 1, 2022
April 17, 2022 - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-85) launches from Space Launch Complex-4 East with sunrise near the horizon at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. NROL-85 is the first NRO mission to reuse a SpaceX rocket booster, and is the second Falcon 9 launch procured through the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) contract to launch from the Western Range.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photo Michael Peterson, Space Launch Delta 30 Public Affairs.