A rocket carrying a satellite for civilian and military use successfully blasted off Saturday.
The Delta II rocket launched at 6:31 p.m. carrying the Thales Alenia-Space COSMO-SkyMed 2 satellite, according to a statement from the base.
Air Force Col. Steve Tanous, who oversaw the launch, said it was the second time this year a satellite of this type was launched from Vandenberg.
The satellite will be used to observe the Earth. No further details were provided.
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