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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-3 with NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) payload. This was the 2nd ULA launch of the year, the 36th Atlas V mission, and the 68th ULA launch in just over six years. The Landsat Program provides repetitive acquisition of high resolution multispectral data of the Earth's surface on a global basis.