Rocket carrying spy satellite makes successful launch

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Rocket launch Friday afternoon from Vandenberg AFB, California. 12 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Rocket launch Friday afternoon from Vandenberg AFB, California. 12 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
The countdown to launch Friday, Vandenberg AFB. 12 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) The countdown to launch Friday, Vandenberg AFB. 12 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
LOS ANGELES, CA (3TV/CBS 5) -

A rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base went off Friday without any issues.

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket lifted off shortly after 3 p.m. and carried a spy satellite into orbit.

The launch had been scheduled for Thursday but was postponed due to technical issues with a ground system valve.

On Dec. 22, Haqthorne-based SpaceX launched a rocket from Vandenberg that was seen all over the Valley. It caused quite the curiosity as people wondered what the streak across the sky was.

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Friday's successful launch begins the mission of a National Reconnaissance Office spy satallite, the 27th of such missions already in place.

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