This photo gallery shows the Mexican Morelos 3 communications satellite being encapsulated in the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket’s payload fairing for the planned Oct. 2 liftoff. The 14-foot-diamter shroud covers the satellite during the initial minutes of flight as the 195-foot-tall rocket climbs through the atmosphere.
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