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2011-03-11 19:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at 6:38 p.m. EST today. Designated NROL-27, the mission is in support of national defense. This marks the fourth NRO launch accomplished by ULA since Sept. 20, 2010 and occurred just six days after the Atlas V launch of the OTV-2 mission. Previously, ULA launched NROL-41 on an...

2011-01-21 08:55:00

The largest rocket ever to launch from the West Coast of the US blasted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday, officials at the military complex have announced. The 235-foot tall, United Launch Alliance (ULA) constructed Delta IV Heavy Launch Vehicle blasted off at 1:10 pm PST from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg, and was carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), officials from the military said following the launch. "The teamwork...

2005-10-19 19:51:09

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - For the 368th and last time, the United States launched a Titan rocket into space Wednesday. The blastoff of the 16-story, unmanned Titan IV signaled the end of an era that began in 1959, as the U.S. military converts to cheaper space boosters. The last Titan carried a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which oversees the nation's spy satellites. Titan's past included many high-profile missions, including boosting Gemini manned...

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