September 21, 2019

Photos: Gantry retracted from Atlas 5 rocket


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The 8-million-pound mobile service tower is retracted from around the Atlas 5 rocket, revealing the 19-story-tall vehicle for liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on NROL-55.

Photos: United Launch Alliance

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Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB
Rollback of NROL-55 Vandenberg AFB

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