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Vandenberg Successfully Launches Rocket

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:25:53 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 06 2013 01:00:52 PM CST

Vandenberg Rocket Launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -

A rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:15 Thursday night.

Cold temperatures were threatening to delay the launch for most of the day.

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload.

CubeSat Satellites made by Cal Poly students are on the rocket.

The CubeSat is a specially-made box that helps launch the satellites away from the rocket when it enters space.

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