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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-011)
Payload: First Wideband Global SATCOM
Date: Oct. 10, 2007
Window: 8:22-9:33 p.m. EDT (0022-0133 GMT)
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Broadcast: G26, Transp. 14, C-band, 93° West

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Atlas rolled to launch pad
Posted: October 10, 2007

The Atlas 5 rocket was transported from the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 in preparation for liftoff on a mission to deliver into orbit the Air Force's highest capacity communications satellite -- the first Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft.

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Credit: Pat Corkery/ULA
 

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