Thursday, June 18, 2009

ULA Atlas V Trips On Out To Pad For June 18th Launch

Thursday, June 18, 2009
An Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance, with NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellites (LRO/LCROSS) aboard, rolls out from its Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, to its launch pad today.

The rocket is now poised for a June 18th launch with three, one second launch windows of 5:12, 5:22 and 5:32 p.m. EDT. These windows were made possible thanks to the work by the 45th Space Wing who reconfigured the launch range after the Space Shuttle scrub to accommodate this launch. (Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance.)


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