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Delta IV Heavy rocket launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA, on 29th June 2012. It is carrying a classified payload (NROL-15) for the US National Reconnaissance Office. This is the heavy configuration of the rocket, which can carry the heaviest payloads. It consists of three common booster cores (CBCs, orange).
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