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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Atlas launch successful

30 Space Wing Public Affairs

8/13/2014 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg supported the successful launch of a commercial satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 here Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 11:30 a.m. PDT.

Col. Marc Del Rosario, 30th Operations Group commander, was the launch decision authority.

"The 30th Space Wing is proud of supporting the successful launch of a high-resolution commercial earth imaging satellite with the United Launch Alliance team," said Del Rosario. "Today's launch is a testament to the professionalism and commitment to mission assurance, public safety, and mission success on the Western Range."

The Atlas V rocket carried the DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 satellite.

This satellite will further enhance the DigitalGlobe collection capacity for more rapid and reliable collection and expand its imagery product offerings

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