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Old 09-03-2015, 08:28 AM
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Atlas V Rocket Carrying a Communications Spacecraft Launched

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has successfully deployed the US Navy’s fourth MUOS satellite on Wednesday, with an Atlas V carrying the communications spacecraft into a geostationary transfer orbit. Launch, from Space Launch Complex -41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, occurred at 10:18 UTC – inside a 44 minute window.

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Re: Atlas V Rocket Carrying a Communications Spacecraft Launched

"Each Atlas V rocket uses a Russian-built RD-180 engine burning kerosene and liquid oxygen to power its first stage and an American-built RL10 engine burning liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to power its Centaur upper stage."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_V

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Re: Atlas V Rocket Carrying a Communications Spacecraft Launched

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"Each Atlas V rocket uses a Russian-built RD-180 engine burning kerosene and liquid oxygen to power its first stage and an American-built RL10 engine burning liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to power its Centaur upper stage."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_V
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I suppose, but it's certainly short term thinking though.

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That was amazing!

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Re: Atlas V Rocket Carrying a Communications Spacecraft Launched

That was pretty cool video. One of these days I want to see something go into space in person.

Awesome they did it at night, appears to be the best time to view it.

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