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The Atlas 5 lifted off at 9:12 a.m. Sunday with a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload intended for polar orbit more than 510 miles (830 kilometers) high.
The DMSP satellites provide global environmental information to the Defense Department and other government agencies.
Originally posted by clay2 baraka
1947: "It wasn't a UFO. It was a weather balloon"
2009: "It wasn't a UFO. It was a weather satellite"
Originally posted by kiwifoot
Especially those satellite that slow down and change direction, pesky weather satellites!