Vandenberg AFB Rocket Launch - 6/27/2006

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    This was a launch of a classified NRO payload on a Delta IV booster into polar orbit (see news report). Unfortunately the launch was not as colorful as a previous launch, possibly due to unfavorable timing relative to sunset, weather conditions, and that most of the launch might have utilized a liquid-fueled booster with only small solid-fuel rockets.  

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