December 10, 2019

Photos: Assembling Atlas 5 rocket to launch Mexican satellite


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Relive all of the steps to stack the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral’s Vertical Integration Facility for the Morelos 3 satellite deployment mission. The first stage was erected initially, followed by a pair of strap-on solid-fuel boosters, the combined interstage and Centaur upper stage, then the encapsulated satellite payload.

Photos: United Launch Alliance

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