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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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First AEHF satellite readied for launch

This collection of photographs shows the inaugural Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite -- AHEF 1 -- being encapsulated within the Atlas 5 rocket's nose cone at the Astrotech processing cleanroom near Titusville and then delivered to the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 for mating atop the launch vehicle.


Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Kevin O'Connell
 

Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/Jim Dowdall
 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Kevin O'Connell
 

Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/Jim Dowdall
 

Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/Jim Dowdall
 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Kevin O'Connell
 

Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/Jim Dowdall
 

Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/Jim Dowdall
 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Tony Gray
 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Tony Gray
 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Tony Gray
 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Tony Gray
 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Tony Gray
 

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance/Tony Gray

 

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