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Rocket Blasts Off With Secret US Spy Satellite; No Details Given

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Air Force has launched a rocket from Cape Canaveral carrying a top-secret satellite for the United States.
    
The unmanned Atlas V rocket rose from its seaside Florida pad on 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. The rocket had to be removed temporarily from the pad, in order to fix the problem.

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