Spaceflight Now Home



The Mission




Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-020)
Payload: LRO/LCROSS
Date: June 18, 2009
Times: 5:12, 5:22 and 5:32 p.m. EDT
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Mission Status Center

Archived video coverage

High Definition video

Our launch preview

LRO preview story

LCROSS preview story

LRO quick facts

LCROSS quick facts

Launch events timeline

Ground track map

Atlas archive





Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission

The Atlas 5 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral carrying a robotic scout to reconnoiter the Moon like never before and a sleuth that will dig into a tantalizing mystery at the lunar south pole.

Photo credit: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now



Photo credit: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now
 

NEXT PHOTOS -->

MISSION STATUS CENTER

INDEX | PLUS | NEWS ARCHIVE | LAUNCH SCHEDULE
ASTRONOMY NOW | STORE

ADVERTISE

© 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.