January 21, 2017

Photos: Assembling Atlas 5 rocket to launch Mexican satellite

Relive all of the steps to stack the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral’s Vertical Integration Facility for the Morelos 3 satellite deployment mission. The first stage was erected initially, followed by a pair of strap-on solid-fuel boosters, the combined interstage and Centaur upper stage, then the encapsulated satellite payload.

Photos: United Launch Alliance

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

See earlier Morelos 3 coverage.

Our Atlas archive.