December 18, 2017

Videos: Atlas 5 rocket stacked to launch Cygnus

This is video footage documenting stacking activities for the two-stage United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, standing 194 feet tall, to boost the commercial Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo freighter to the International Space Station. Activities occurred at Cape Canaveral’s Vertical Integration Facility. Liftoff is scheduled for April 18 at 11:11 a.m. EDT (1511 GMT).

Video courtesy: NASA and United Launch Alliance

See earlier OA-7 Cygnus coverage.

Our Atlas archive.

Feb. 22: Atlas first stage stacked

Feb. 23: Centaur upper stage hoisted

March 17: Spacecraft mounted atop the Atlas 5 rocket

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