Rocket: Atlas 5
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, Transp. 23, 103° West

Photos: Pre-flight

Photos: Sunday

Photos: Gantry roll

Photos: The launch

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By Justin Ray

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