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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-016)
Payload: WGS 2
Date: April 3, 2009
Window: 8:31-9:33 p.m. EDT (0031-0133 GMT 4th)
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Broadcast: Intelsat Galaxy 28, Transponder 15, C-band, 89° West

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Atlas launches WGS 2 satellite

The Atlas 5 rocket lifts off at 8:31 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral's Complex 41
carrying the Wideband Global SATCOM 2 spacecraft, a massive satellite that
will provide expansive new communications capacity for U.S. military
forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photo credit: Pat Corkery/ULA








Photo credit: Pat Corkery/ULA
 

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