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Rocket: Atlas 5
Payload: MUOS 1
Date: Feb. 24, 2012
Window: 5:15 to 5:59 p.m. EST
Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Feed: SES 2, Transp. 21, C-band, 87° West

Story: The launch

Story: The preview

Story: 200th Centaur

Story: Atlas 5 facts

MUOS fact sheet

Lockheed brochure

Ascent timeline

Ground track map

Pix: Encapsulation

Pix: Payload mate

Pix: Rocket rollout

Pix: More rollout

Pix: On the pad

Pix: Nature shots

Pix: Scrubbed

Pix: Back on pad

Pix: Launch gallery

Pix: Beach view

Pix: Pad camera

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By Justin Ray

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