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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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Photos: Launch gallery

Photos: Second rollout

Photos: Rollout to pad

Photos: Pre-launch work

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The pre-launch flow

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WGS 2 readied for launch aboard Atlas 5 rocket

This collection of photos shows the Wideband Global SATCOM 2 satellite being encapsulated into the rocket's nose cone at the Astrotech preparation facility on February 26. The payload was transported to the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 for mounting atop the Atlas 5 rocket on March 4.

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance









Photo credit: United Launch Alliance
 

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