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A U.S Space Force mission, carrying the first Weather System Follow-on Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, launches aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., April 11, 2024. The low-earth orbit space vehicle is capable of sensing, storing, and transmitting microwave raw sensor data to enable derivation of ocean surface vector wind, tropical cyclone intensity, snow depth, soil moisture and sea ice characterization, supporting joint military operations and mission planning around the globe. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Olga Houtsma)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Olga Houtsma
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