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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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Atlas on the launch pad with X-37B

An Atlas 5 rocket was rolled from the Vertical Integration Facility to its Cape Canaveral pad Wednesday morning for Thursday's launch of the U.S. military's experimental X-37B spaceplane, the prototype for an unmanned reusable space shuttle.

Photo credit: Pat Corkery/United Launch Alliance













Photo credit: Pat Corkery/United Launch Alliance

 

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