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June 21, 1987

The twice-delayed launch of a $40-million weather satellite went off flawlessly from Vandenberg Air Force Base, a base duty officer reported. The Atlas 59-E carried its payload into overcast skies at 7:36 p.m. Friday, Capt. Raymond Sims said. The launch was delayed by unfavorable weather and for other unspecified reasons.

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