October 19, 2018

Photos: Gantry rolled back to reveal Atlas 5 rocket for launch


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The 8-million-pound mobile service tower is retracted from around the Atlas 5 rocket, revealing the 189-foot-tall vehicle for liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the commercial WorldView 4 Earth-imaging satellite.

Credit: United Launch Alliance

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