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Lockheed Martin, ULA launch advanced NOAA weather satellite

Denver Business Journal

A rocket launched the most advanced U.S. civilian weather satellite ever made into orbit Saturday, a successful mission of two of Colorado's largest aerospace companies. An Atlas V rocket built by Centennial-based United Launch Alliance blasted off into darkened evening skies above Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the GOES-R satellite, built in Jefferson County by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.