Largest Rocket Ever Launched From Vandenberg AFB Makes Lift-Off

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Largest Rocket Ever Launched From Vandenberg AFB Makes Lift-Off « CBS Los Angeles
The largest rocket ever to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base had a succesful lift-off Wednesday.

The Delta IV Heavy rocket was launched with a $1 billion spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) "in support of national defense," according to aerospace engineering firm United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Once it reaches orbit in about two days, the classified payload is expected to be able to distinguish details back on Earth as minute as the make and model of an automobile.
 

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