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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-006)
Payload: NROL-28
Date: March 13, 2008
Time: 3:02 a.m. PDT (6:02 a.m. EDT)
Site: Complex 3-East, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Broadcast: G26, Transp. 9, C-band

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Atlas 5 rocket launches on secret mission
Posted: March 13, 2008

The inaugural launch of an Atlas 5 rocket from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base occurred as scheduled this morning, thundering skyward at 3:02 a.m. local time (6:02 a.m. EDT) carrying a classified national security satellite.


Credit: Pat Corkery/ULA
 

Credit: Pat Corkery/ULA
 

Credit: Pat Corkery/ULA
 

Credit: Pat Corkery/ULA
 

Credit: Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas/Air Force
 

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