April 23, 2019

Readers share their views of Tuesday’s Atlas 5 launch


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A powerful Atlas 5 rocket fitted with a kerosene-burning main engine and five solid-fueled boosters lit up Florida’s Space Coast with Tuesday night’s blastoff carrying a U.S. Navy communications satellite into orbit.

We present a sample of launch photos submitted by Spaceflight Now’s readers.

Photo credit: Ed Dosado
Photo credit: Ed Dosado (https://www.facebook.com/EDosadoPhotography)
Photo credit: John C. Karjanis
Photo credit: John C. Karjanis (http://reflecting50for50.zenfolio.com)
Photo credit: Richard Angle
Photo credit: Richard Angle (@Angle1555)
Photo credit: Chris Supinski
Photo credit: Chris Supinski (@csupinski)
Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now
Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

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