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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-008)
Payload: ASTRA 1KR
Date: April 20, 2006
Window: 4:27-7:16 p.m. EDT (2027-2316 GMT)
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Broadcast: AMC 4, Transponder 17, C-band, 101° West

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Rollout photo gallery
SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: April 20, 2006

The Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket was rolled from the Vertical Integration Facility to the Complex 41 launch on April 19. Atop the rocket is the European ASTRA 1KR direct-to-home TV broadcasting spacecraft.


Credit: Adam Mattivi/Lockheed Martin Corporation
 


Credit: Adam Mattivi/Lockheed Martin Corporation
 


Credit: Adam Mattivi/Lockheed Martin Corporation
 


Credit: Pat Corkery/Lockheed Martin Corporation
 

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