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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-006)
Payload: NROL-28
Date: March 13, 2008
Time: 3:02 a.m. PDT (6:02 a.m. EDT)
Site: Complex 3-East, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Broadcast: G26, Transp. 9, C-band

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Mobile service gantry retracted for launch
Posted: March 13, 2008

About four-and-a-half hours before liftoff time, 8-million-pound mobile service tower was rolled back from the Atlas 5 rocket at the Space Launch Complex-3 East pad.


Credit: Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas/Air Force
 

Credit: Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas/Air Force
 

Credit: Andrew Satran/Air Force
 

Photo credit: Pat Corkery/ULA
 

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