Release Number: 011213
12/6/2013 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A
United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National
Reconnaissance Office payload launched by Team Vandenberg from Space
Launch Complex-3 here Thursday at 11:14:30 PST.
Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority.
"This was our eleventh launch for 2013 and I couldn't be more proud of
this team of professionals," said Balts. "This new capability represents
our commitment to enhanced competitive launch services in support of