Air Force and its mission partners successfully launch NROL-42

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The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V vehicle carrying a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from SLC-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 10:49 p.m. PST, Sept 23.

The Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, located at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the U.S. Air Force's center of excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems.  Its portfolio includes space launch, global positioning, military space vehicle communications, defense meteorological space vehicles, range systems, space vehicle control networks, space-based infrared systems and space situational awareness capabilities.

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