Submitted by Jaspreet Virk on November 22, 2010 - 11:36am
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) released a press note saying that the Air Force has launched its spy satellite from Cape Canaveral station on Sunday at 5:58 p.m.
The satellite is being dubbed as the largest satellite in the world. More details were not given as it is a classified mission.
The unmanned 23-story rocket carried the classified spy satellite.
Brig. Gen. Ed Wilson, commander 45th Space Wing of the Air Force, said that this mission will help them in strengthening the national defense.
Experts believe that the secret payload is a satellite capable of listening to a variety of transmissions from around the world. Such a satellite would have giant antennas stretching up to the size of a football field.