Atlas 5 rocket on the pad for TDRS K launch

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was transported from its assembly building to the pad at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 on Tuesday morning. Liftoff carrying the first in NASA's third generation of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:48 p.m. EST.

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Photo credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now

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