December 14, 2017

Photos: Pad gantry rolled back to reveal Atlas 5 for launch

The mobile service tower retracts from the Atlas 5 rocket, revealing the 191-foot-tall vehicle for liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the classified NROL-79 national security payload for the U.S. government.

Credit: United Launch Alliance

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