Team Vandenberg launched a Titan IV-B rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 East at 4:45 p.m. today. The rocket carried a National Reconnaissance Office satellite into orbit. "The 30th Space Wing, Space and Missile Center, NRO and Lockheed Martin Aerospace have worked together to build upon our legacy of success," said COL. Steve Lanning (not shown), 30th Space Wing commander and spacelift commander for the mission. "This marks the 1,800th launch from Vandenberg. We have built a solid foundation for government and commercial space launches from here for years to come." Payload-booster separation successfully occurred at 4:54.15 p.m