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Miniature satellites to launch from Vandenberg

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An Operationally Unique Technologies Satellite consisting of 11 miniature satellites (CubeSats) will be launched on an Atlas V at 12:40 a.m. at Space Launch Complex-3 here Wednesday, August 2, 2012. The CubeSats were developed by a number of laboratories, government entities and universities to include the University of Southern California, University of Colorado, California Polytechnic State University, Morehead State University and University of California. (courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An Operationally Unique Technologies Satellite consisting of 11 miniature satellites (CubeSats) will be launched on an Atlas V at 12:40 a.m. at Space Launch Complex-3 here Wednesday, August 2, 2012. The CubeSats were developed by a number of laboratories, government entities and universities to include the University of Southern California, University of Colorado, California Polytechnic State University, Morehead State University and University of California. (courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An Operationally Unique Technologies Satellite consisting of 11 miniature satellites (CubeSats) will be launched on an Atlas V at 12:40 a.m. at Space Launch Complex-3 here Wednesday, August 2, 2012. The CubeSats were developed by a number of laboratories, government entities and universities to include the University of Southern California, University of Colorado, California Polytechnic State University, Morehead State University and University of California. (courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An Operationally Unique Technologies Satellite consisting of 11 miniature satellites (CubeSats) will be launched on an Atlas V at 12:40 a.m. at Space Launch Complex-3 here Wednesday, August 2, 2012. The CubeSats were developed by a number of laboratories, government entities and universities to include the University of Southern California, University of Colorado, California Polytechnic State University, Morehead State University and University of California. (courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An Operationally Unique Technologies Satellite consisting of 11 miniature satellites (CubeSats) will be launched on an Atlas V at 12:40 a.m. at Space Launch Complex-3 here Wednesday, August 2, 2012. The CubeSats were developed by a number of laboratories, government entities and universities to include the University of Southern California, University of Colorado, California Polytechnic State University, Morehead State University and University of California. (courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An Operationally Unique Technologies Satellite consisting of 11 miniature satellites (CubeSats) will be launched on an Atlas V at 12:40 a.m. at Space Launch Complex-3 here Wednesday, August 2, 2012. The CubeSats were developed by a number of laboratories, government entities and universities to include the University of Southern California, University of Colorado, California Polytechnic State University, Morehead State University and University of California. (courtesy photo)