Launch weather forecast
Posted: July 16, 2003
Flight data file
Vehicle: Atlas 5 (AV-003)
Payload: Rainbow 1
Launch date: July 17, 2003
Launch window: 7:20-9:00 p.m. EDT (2320-0100 GMT)
Launch site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida
Satellite broadcast: AMC 1, Transponder 17, C-band
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SRB retrieval - Our story looking at the plan to recover the Atlas 5's solid rocket boosters.
Onboard cameras - A preview of what three video cameras on the rocket should see.
Weather forecast - The latest forecast for launch day conditions.
Launch hazard area - A map of the restricted area during liftoff.
Ground track - See the trajectory the rocket will follow during its flight.
Orbit insertion - Illustration of Hellas Sat's trek to geostationary orbit.
Complex 41 - A tour of the Atlas 5 launch site and description of the "clean pad" concept.
Atlas index - A directory of our previous Atlas launch coverage.
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