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(Rocket Launch Live)   "Wise One looks Ahead" is launching at 1 AM ET. The Hobbits could tell you what they are putting into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office, but they'd have to kill you. No word if Sméagol will try to steal the payload   (rocketlaunch.live) divider line
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2022-07-13 12:53:04 AM  
Looks like they have delayed it at least an hour.
 
2022-07-13 1:09:17 AM  
so, does getting an NRO launch mean that Rocket Lab has officially "made it"?
 
2022-07-13 1:35:57 AM  
Got to love the NRO mission patches
 
2022-07-13 1:57:32 AM  

The Bestest: so, does getting an NRO launch mean that Rocket Lab has officially "made it"?


It sure can't hurt...
 
2022-07-13 2:11:02 AM  
We have dramatic scifi interlude music.
 
2022-07-13 2:11:45 AM  
We have oont ... um ... trippy synths.

/ I could dance to this ... ON WEED.
 
2022-07-13 2:15:12 AM  
NRO sizzle reels always give me that "Would you like to know more?" vibe
 
2022-07-13 2:20:12 AM  

The Bestest: NRO sizzle reels always give me that "Would you like to know more?" vibe


They should lean into their No Such Agency origins.

"We could tell you, but then we'd have to kill you"
 
2022-07-13 2:24:19 AM  

clear_prop: The Bestest: NRO sizzle reels always give me that "Would you like to know more?" vibe

They should lean into their No Such Agency origins.

"We could tell you, but then we'd have to kill you"


I love this one leaning into the paranoia...

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2022-07-13 2:26:12 AM  

Daedalus27: clear_prop: The Bestest: NRO sizzle reels always give me that "Would you like to know more?" vibe

They should lean into their No Such Agency origins.

"We could tell you, but then we'd have to kill you"

I love this one leaning into the paranoia...

[d2rormqr1qwzpz.cloudfront.net image 718x709]


I mean, we ARE talking about an agency that somehow managed to build itself a shiny new massive HQ without Congress finding out until after the fact
 
2022-07-13 2:30:35 AM  

The Bestest: Daedalus27: clear_prop: The Bestest: NRO sizzle reels always give me that "Would you like to know more?" vibe

They should lean into their No Such Agency origins.

"We could tell you, but then we'd have to kill you"

I love this one leaning into the paranoia...

[d2rormqr1qwzpz.cloudfront.net image 718x709]

I mean, we ARE talking about an agency that somehow managed to build itself a shiny new massive HQ without Congress finding out until after the fact


Not to mention many Congress staffers probably passed by the building on the morning commute.

Here we go
 
2022-07-13 2:31:29 AM  
Not going to have many cameras on this lauch
 
2022-07-13 2:32:25 AM  
and liftoff!

so what's the payload?

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2022-07-13 2:33:25 AM  
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2022-07-13 2:34:25 AM  
It is always fun watching how the cooling works on the second stage engines on Rocketlab and SpaceX launches.
 
2022-07-13 2:34:50 AM  
Spiffy. Never gets old.

/ Unlike myself.
 
2022-07-13 2:36:15 AM  
Its always nice to successful missions by different companies (knocks on wood).  Competition is a good thing and promotes development of the technology.
 
2022-07-13 3:41:09 AM  
SECO. Kickstage separation confirmed.
 
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