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Rocket: Atlas 5
Payload: NROL-34
Date: April 14, 2011
Time: 9:24 p.m. local
Site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Feed: AMC 1, C-band, Transp. 15, 103° West

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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 four-meter-diameter nose cone, being hoisted atop the launcher at Vandenberg Air Force Base's SLC-3 pad for the NROL-34 mission.

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance





Photo credit: United Launch Alliance

 

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