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Rocket rollout
Riding on its mobile launching platform, the Atlas 5 rocket is rolled from its assembly building to the launch pad at Complex 41 just hours before the scheduled liftoff time carrying AMC 16. (4min 41sec file)
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Atlas 5 news briefing
Mission officials hold the pre-launch news conference in Cape Canaveral on Thursday, Dec. 16 to preview the flight of Atlas 5 with AMC 16. (40min 41sec file)
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AMC 16 launch preview
Preview the launch of Lockheed Martin's Atlas 5 rocket carrying the AMERICOM 16 communications spacecraft with this narrated animation package. (2min 52sec file)
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The AMC 16 spacecraft
This narrated movie provides an overview of the Lockheed Martin-built AMC 16 spacecraft for operator SES AMERICOM. (3min 30sec file)
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Photo gallery: Atlas 5 rocket rolls to the launch pad
Posted: December 16, 2004


The Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket is rolled from its Vertical Integration Facility assembly building to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 on the evening of December 16 during the final hours of the countdown to loft the AMC 16 communications satellite. Photo: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News
 

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