Rocket: Atlas 5
Payload: PAN
Date: Sept. 8, 2009
Window: 5:35 to 7:44 p.m. EDT
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral
Feed: Galaxy 28, Transponder 15,
C-band, 89° West

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By Justin Ray

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This was third Atlas launch of the year.
Most recently, the rocket deployed NASA's LRO and LCROSS lunar spacecraft in June. An Air Force mission carried a communications satellite aloft in April.