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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

U.S. Launches Largest Rocket Carrying Spy Satellite
Jan 21, 2011

The United States on Thursday launched Delta IV Heavy, the largest rocket ever, carrying a spy satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  The three-engine rocket, carrying the 1-billion-dollar top- secret spy satellite NROL-49, blasted off at 1:10 p.m. (21:10 GMT) from the base, 130 miles (209 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
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