Atlas V DMSP F18 Launch Highlights

Adding to the Atlas rocket program’s accomplished five decade legacy, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V successfully launched the U.S. Air Force’s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F18 (DMSP F18) mission from Space Launch Complex-3 here at 9:12 a.m. PDT on October 18, 2009. The DMSP F18 spacecraft was built for the Air Force by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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