February 22, 2017

Photos: Assembling Atlas 5 for International Space Station launch

Relive the steps to stack the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral’s Vertical Integration Facility for the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo freighter flight to the International Space Station. The first stage was erected initially, followed by the combined interstage and Centaur upper stage, then the encapsulated payload.Launch is planned for Dec. 3 at 5:55 p.m. EST (2255 GMT).

Photos: NASA-KSC

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See earlier Cygnus OA-4 coverage.

Our Atlas archive.