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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-018)
Payload: PAN
Date: Sept. 8, 2009
Window: 5:35-7:44 p.m. EDT (2135-2344 GMT)
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Broadcast: Galaxy 28, Transponder 15, C-band, 89° West

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Atlas 5 rocket launches PAN payload

As viewed from Playalinda Beach north of the Complex 41 launch site, the Atlas 5 rocket blasts off carrying a secretive communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. government. Liftoff occurred September 8 at 5:35 p.m. EDT.

Photo credit: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now








Photo credit: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now
 

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