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Rocket With Secret Payload Launches From Vandenberg Air Force Base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — A rocket carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast.

The Atlas V rocket lit up the sky at 5:49 a.m. 107 more words


We went into orbit!

That’s right sports fans.  We went into orbit.

Yep … Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

Our Amateur Radio satellite, Fox-1A (now officially AO-85), hitched a ride on #NROL55 this morning out of Vandenberg Air Force Base. 70 more words


Notes on the Rise of Remotely-Sensed War

The sustained military engagement by the United States government with “non-state actors” and trans-national armed groups over the past fifteen years has been a semantic issue, as well as it has raised practical problems of defining targets of engagement.   1,905 more words


Rocket Carrying Spy Satellite Successfully Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

A rocket carrying a national defense satellite was launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

At 7:19 p.m., the Atlas V rocket blasted from the military base just north of Santa Barbara, according to the United Launch Alliance, which built the rocket system. 54 more words

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Vandenberg Launch of Powerful Atlas V Rocket Carrying Spy Satellite Scrubbed

The oncoming storm prompted a delay in the planned launch Thursday of a powerful rocket carrying a mysterious U.S. spy satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base. 350 more words

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Starting the Day with National Defense

A bright and hot early morning saw Sam and I watching the launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a classified payload – spy satellite in street lingo – for the National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 99 more words

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Air Force Launches Top-Secret Satellite Into Space

CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — The Air Force launched a top-secret satellite into space Thursday, May 22nd.

The unmanned Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, soaring through a clear morning sky. 148 more words