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Silent Barker Mission Now Launched By Atlas V Rocket After Delays

Silent Barker Mission Now Launched By Atlas V Rocket After Delays | Popular Mechanics

The United States Space Force has postponed the launch of the Silent Barker mission, also known as NROL-107, by at least one day.

Silent Barker Mission Now Launched By Atlas V Rocket After Delays|NASA

The Silent Barker mission will provide an unprecedented view of Earth orbit.

The Silent Barker mission launch was conducted by the United Launch Alliance (ULA) on behalf of the Space Force and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

The launching of the Silent Barker mission was scheduled at 8:47 a.m. of September 10, after being delayed due to a technical issue and Tropical Storm Idalia.

The purpose of the Silent Barker mission is to monitor geosynchronous orbit, allowing the US to deter aggression and keep a close eye on potential threats in the region.

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The exact capabilities and details of the Silent Barker mission remain undisclosed.

The Silent Barker mission will be the 18th and second-last launch of the Atlas V rocket by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from Cape Canaveral. After the Silent Barker mission, the Atlas V will be replaced by ULA’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket.

The Silent Barker mission was launched on an Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, according to Florida Today.

Florida Today added that the Silent Barker mission will the United Launch Alliance’s second launch this year and if successful, it will be the Space Coasts 48th launch this year.

READ MORE|An Atlas V rocket will now launch the Space Force’s Silent Barker ‘watchdog’ mission on Sept. 10 after delays. Here’s how to watch live.

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