June 20, 2018

Photos: Navy satellite wrapped up in Atlas rocket nose cone

This photo gallery shows the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System communications satellite No. 4 being encapsulated in the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket’s payload fairing for the planned Aug. 31 liftoff. The 18-foot-diamter shroud covers the satellite during the initial minutes of flight as the 206-foot-tall rocket climbs through the atmosphere.

Photos: United Launch Alliance

See earlier MUOS 4 coverage.

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