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Rocket: Delta 4-Heavy
Payload: NROL-49
Date: Jan. 20, 2011
Time: 1:08 p.m. PST (4:08 p.m. EST)
Site: SLC-6, Vandenberg AFB, California
Feed: AMC 1, Transp. 9, C-band, 103° West

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Historic launch from the California coast
SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: January 20, 2011


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Flying from the U.S. West Coast for the first time, a Delta 4-Heavy rocket lifted off at 1:10 p.m. PST Thursday from the storied Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The triple-body booster was hauling a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

These photos were taken 7 miles north of the Delta 4-Heavy pad at Surf Beach.

Credit: Spaceflight Now photos by Stephen Clark









Credit: Spaceflight Now photos by Stephen Clark
 

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