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Recon satellite launches at sunset

Robot 2, a 3 feet, 4 inches (from waist to head), 330-pound robot made of steel, aluminum and non-metallics, more than 350 sensors, 38 power PC processors is aboard the International Space Station

April 17, 2011
Fritz Busch - Staff Writer , The Journal

A 45-minute wait with other photographers and reporters at Cape Canaveral paid off March 11, 2011 when an un-manned Delta IV rocket carrying NROL-27 satellite equipment for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launched at sunset over a calm NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) causeway.

 
 
 

 

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