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Vandenberg launches ground-based interceptor

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched a ground-based interceptor from Launch Facility 23 on North Base here at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. The launch was Vandenberg's last for 2010; the next launch is a Delta IV Heavy, scheduled for January 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched a ground-based interceptor from Launch Facility 23 on North Base here at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. The launch was Vandenberg's last for 2010; the next launch is a Delta IV Heavy, scheduled for January 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched a ground-based interceptor from Launch Facility 23 on North Base here at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. The launch was Vandenberg's last for 2010; the next launch is a Delta IV Heavy, scheduled for January 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched a ground-based interceptor from Launch Facility 23 on North Base here at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. The launch was Vandenberg's last for 2010; the next launch is a Delta IV Heavy, scheduled for January 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched a ground-based interceptor from Launch Facility 23 on North Base here at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. The launch was Vandenberg's last for 2010; the next launch is a Delta IV Heavy, scheduled for January 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg launched a ground-based interceptor from Launch Facility 23 on North Base here at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. The launch was Vandenberg's last for 2010; the next launch is a Delta IV Heavy, scheduled for January 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)