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ATLAS V LAUNCHES FROM VANDENBERG

Release Number: 020414

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg successfully launched the 19th U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload on an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 here Thursday, April 3, at 7:46 am PDT.

The DMSP satellite was built by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance builds and flies the rocket.

To view the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs media video launch highlights visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09TcqXmLkfg