Rocket: Atlas 5
Variant: AV-501
Payload: NROL-39
Date: Dec. 6, 2013
Time: 0713 GMT (2:13 a.m. EST; 11:13 p.m. local on 5th)
Site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg AFB, California

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By Stephen Clark and Justin Ray

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