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Vandenberg scheduled to launch Taurus XL

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A Taurus XL is scheduled to launch from 576-E here Feb. 23 at 2:09 a.m. PST.

The launch vehicle will place the NASA spacecraft Glory into polar orbit and a secondary payload carrying educational small satellites for California Polytechnic State University.

The Taurus XL is a four-stage rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, is the launch decision authority.