A US Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) weather satellite was launched by a Titan 2G booster from Vandenberg AFB, California, on 4 April. It was the first launch of a DMSP by a refurbished Titan intercontinental ballistic missile, called the 2G, which has replaced the retired Atlas E. The DMSP 5D S-14 will be placed in an operational 800km Sun-synchronous orbit.


Source: Flight International