Rocket: Atlas 5
Payload: AEHF 2
Date: May 4, 2012
Window: 2:42 to 4:42 p.m. EDT
Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Feed: SES 2, Transp. 21, C-band, 87° West

Pix: Encapsulation

Pix: Payload mate

Pix: Rollout

Pix: More rollout

Pix: On the pad

Pix: Nighttime views

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Story: Launch moves to May

Story: Assembly of Atlas begins

Story: Rocket arrives at Cape

AEHF fact sheet

Lockheed brochure

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By Justin Ray

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