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ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket moved to launch pad with U.S. military missile warning satellite


ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket moved to launch pad with U.S. military missile warning satellite United Launch Alliance’s next Atlas 5 rocket rolled out to its launch pad Tuesday at Cape Canaveral for a fiery blastoff at dawn Thursday with a U.S. military missile warning satellite. The 194-foot-tall (59-meter) Atlas 5 rocket completed the 1,800-foot (550-meter) rollout in a little more than an hour. The rollout began at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) Tuesday with first motion out of the Vertical Integration Facility, a 30-story-tall assembly hangar where the Atlas 5 rocket was stacked over the last month.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Aug 3)

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