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VANDENBURG BASE, Calif. (CBS4) – A state of the art weather satellite is now in orbit thanks to the Delta II rocket built by the Colorado-based United Launch Alliance.

Crews helped with a successful liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday.

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(credit: NASA)

The new satellite will help meteorologists predict weather in the United States.

Five small CubeSats were also on board. They will conduct separate science experiments.

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