Relive Tuesday night’s spectactular liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying the commercial Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship for the International Space Station with this series of replays.
Launch as seen from the beach mound east of Complex 41.
A close-up view of the RD-180 main engine producing 860,000 pounds of thrust during ascent of the Atlas 5.
A video camera mounted on the exterior of the Atlas 5 rocket shows ignition and liftoff into the night sky.
A video camera on the Centaur upper stage captures the spent first stage separating and ignition of the RL10C cryogenic engine.
From across the water, the Atlas 5 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41
Launch as seen from the roof of the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center
See earlier Cygnus OA-6 coverage.
Our Atlas archive.