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The Mission

Rocket: Atlas 2AS (Atlas/Centaur-166)
Payload: AMC-11
Date: May 19, 2004
Window: 5:52 to 8:46 p.m. EDT (2152-0046 GMT)
Site: Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Satellite feed: AMC-1, Transponder 23, C-band

Launch events timeline

Ground track map

Orbit insertion graphic

Launch hazard area

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The Lockheed Martin Atlas 2AS rocket launches from Cape Canaveral carryin the AMC-11 communications satellite. (4min 30sec file)
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Tower camera
A camera mounted on the launch pad's umbilical tower captures this dramatic view of the Atlas 2AS rocket blasting off. (15sec file)
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Spacecraft deployed
The AMC-11 cable television satellite is successfully deployed from the Centaur upper stage to complete the launch. (25sec file)
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Post-launch speeches
Officials make celebratory speeches in the launch control center following the deployment of AMC-11 aboard the Atlas rocket. (2min 24sec file)
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Launch preparations
Pre-launch preparations for the AMC-11 satellite and Atlas rocket are narrated in this video package. (1min 08sec file)
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News conference
Mission officials hold the pre-launch news conference in Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, May 18 to preview the launch of AMC-11. (31min 12sec file)
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Mission preview
Preview the launch of Lockheed Martin's Atlas 2AS rocket carrying the AMC-11 communications satellite with this narrated animation package. (2min 39sec file)
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The AMC-11 satellite
Learn more about the AMC-11 cable TV broadcasting satellite in this overview video. (2min 11sec file)
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The Payload

The AMC-11 spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, will relay cable television programming across the United States.

The Launcher

Lockheed Martin's Atlas 2AS rocket, equipped with four strap-on solid boosters, makes its 29th flight during the launch of AMC-11.

Atlas 2AS fact sheet

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