June 27, 2022

Photos: Rollback of pad gantry to reveal Atlas 5 for launch

Early Friday morning, the 8-million-pound mobile service tower was retracted from around the Atlas 5 rocket, revealing the 189-foot-tall vehicle for liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the commercial WorldView 4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
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: Lockheed Martin
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Credit: United Launch Alliance

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