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Atlas 5 soars
This sequence of images from a sound-activated still camera fitted with a fisheye lens was stitched together to provide a unique perspective of the Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket blasting off from Complex 41 with the Inmarsat spacecraft.
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Launch of Atlas 5!
The fifth Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket blasts off to deploy the Inmarsat 4-F1 mobile communications spacecraft into orbit. (2min 35sec file)
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Extended launch movie
An extended length clip follows the Atlas 5 launch from T-minus 1 minute through ignition of the Centaur upper stage and jettison of the nose cone. (6min 43sec file)
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Onboard camera
An onboard video camera mounted to the Atlas 5 rocket's first stage captures this view of the spent solid-fuel boosters separating.
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Press site view
This view of the Atlas 5 launch was recorded from the Kennedy Space Center Press Site. (1min 27sec file)
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Atlas 5 preview
Preview the launch of Lockheed Martin's Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Inmarsat 4-F1 communications spacecraft with this narrated animation package. (3min 47sec file)
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Inmarsat info
Andrew Sukawaty, CEO of Inmarsat, provides a detailed overview of the company and its newest satellite to be launched aboard Lockheed Martin's Atlas 5 rocket. (13min 53sec file)
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Stats on Inmarsat 4-F1
Michel LeMoine, satellite program director at Astrium, gives a technical oveview of the Inmarsat 4-F1 spacecraft and its mission during the pre-launch news conference. (8min 59sec file)
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Photo gallery: Atlas 5 rocket launches Inmarsat 4-F1




The Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket waits through a second countdown in preparation for launching from Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 carrying the Inmarsat 4-F1 mobile communications satellite. The first launch attempt was scrubbed due to technical issues. Photos: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now
 

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