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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-012)
Payload: X-37B - The Orbital Test Vehicle
Date: April 22, 2010
Window: 7:52-8:01 p.m. EDT (2352-0001 GMT)
Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Broadcast: Galaxy 19, Transponder 20, C-band, 97° West

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Air Force's X-37B spaceplane blasts off

An Atlas 5 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral at 7:52 p.m. EDT (2352 GMT) today to propel into orbit the U.S. military's experimental X-37B spaceplane, the prototype for an unmanned reusable space shuttle.

These photos were taken by sound-activated remote cameras placed at the launch pad.

Photo credit: Spaceflight Now photos by Stephen Clark











Credit: Spaceflight Now photos by Stephen Clark
 

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