AC-162 launch timeline
Posted: October 7, 2001
Note: The animation images used below are NOT meant to depict the classified NRO payload being launched on this mission. Rather it is to illustrate a generic Atlas cargo.
Image and data source: International Launch Services and Lockheed Martin Astronautics.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Atlas 2AS (AC-162)
Launch date: Oct. 10, 2001
Launch period: 10:15-11:15 p.m. EDT (0215-0315 GMT on 11th)
Launch site: SLC-36B, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla.
Ground track - See the trajectory the rocket will follow during its flight.
Atlas 2AS vehicle data - Overview of the rocket to be used in this launch.
Mission poster - The official artwork for this launch that is called Aquila.
Atlas index - A directory of our previous Atlas launch coverage.
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