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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-019)
Payload: AEHF 1
Date: August 14, 2010
Window: 7:07-9:06 a.m. EDT (1107-1306 GMT)
Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Feed: Galaxy 3, C-band, Transponder 8, 95° West

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Atlas 5 rocket launches at dawn

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thunders away from Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 at 7:07 a.m. EDT carrying the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite to provide secure communications to the U.S. military.

Photo credit: Pat Corkery/United Launch Alliance


















Photo credit: Pat Corkery/United Launch Alliance

 

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