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Air Force Launches Secret Spy Satellite NROL-36 (Photos)

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NRO's Secret NROL-36 Payload Launches

Credit: Pat Corkery/United Launch Alliance
An Atlas 5 rocket ascends toward space carrying the classified NROL-36 satellite and 11 small science cubesats on Sept. 13, 2012, in a flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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