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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-025)
Payload: NROL-41
Date: Sept. 20, 2010
Time: 9:03 p.m. PDT
Site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Feed: AMC 1, C-band, Transponder 23, 103° West

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Photos: Gantry rollback

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Atlas 5 rocket assembled for launch

This collection of photographs shows the Atlas 5 rocket's payload, already encapsulated in the five-meter-diameter nose cone, being hoisted atop the launcher at Vandenberg Air Force Base's SLC-3 pad for the NROL-41 mission.

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