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Atlas V rocket launching from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenburg Air Force Station, California, USA, on the 13th September 2012. It is carrying a classified payload (NROL-36) for the US National Reconnaissance Office. The launch had originally been scheduled for the 2nd August, but was delayed by problems with the Air Force Range Equipment.
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