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[Source: National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC), http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2006-050A
MSP F17, also known as DMSP 5D-3 F17 is an American (DoD/NOAA) military weather ... satellite that was launched by a Delta 4 rocket from Vandenberg AFB at 13:53 UT on 04 November 2006. It is presumed to carry a payload similar to those on DMSP F16 and F15, to provide infrared and visible light images, and some data of ionospheric and magnetospheric import.
Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA
Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)