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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-007)
Payload: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Date: August 12, 2005
Window: 7:43-9:43 a.m. EDT (1143-1343 GMT)
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Atlas 5 launches Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

The first interplanetary Atlas 5 rocket launches August 12 at 7:43 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 to propel NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on its seven-month voyage to the Red Planet.


Photo: Patrick H. Corkery & Adam Mattivi/Lockheed Martin
 

Photo: International Launch Services
 

Photo: NASA-KSC
 

Photo: Patrick H. Corkery & Adam Mattivi/Lockheed Martin
 

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