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Rocket blasts off with secret US spy satellite; authorities quiet on details

June 20, 2012 - 10:03 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The Air Force has launched a rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a top-secret satellite for the United States.

The unmanned Atlas V rocket lifted off Wednesday morning. On board was a satellite belonging to the National Reconnaissance Office.

The office declined for security reasons to provide any details of the satellite, its mission or even whether it reached orbit.

A launch attempt Monday was foiled by a problem with the environmental control system at the pad.

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