Rocket: Atlas 5
Payload: DMSP F18
Date: Oct. 18, 2009
Time: 9:12-9:22 a.m. PDT (1612-1622 GMT)
Site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Feed: Galaxy 19, Transponder 13,
C-band, 97° West

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By Justin Ray

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The DMSP F18 launch uses the second Atlas 5 rocket flight from Vandenberg.