Three US satellites were launched on a Delta IVM+ 4,2 launch vehicle flying out of the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida, on 28 July 2014. Lift off occurred at 2328 GMT. The three US Air Force spacecraft carried consisted off two GSSAP (Geosynchronous Space Sitiuational Awareness programme) spacecraft which were built by Orbital Sciences Corporation which are designed to image and track satellites in the Geosynchronous Earth Orbit. The other spacecraft carried was the much smaller 70kg Autonomous NanoSatellite Guardian for Evaluating Local Space (ANGELS).
Delta IV launches three satellites to spy on other satellites
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