Atlas V Rocket Lifts Off Successfully From Cape
By Space Coast Daily // September 16, 2014
ATLAS V LIFTED OFF AT 8:10 p.m. FROM COMPLEX 41
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Secret Satellite Lifts Off From Cape Tuesday
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – United Launch Alliance launched the CLIO satellite via the Atlas V 401 rocket on Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window opened at 5:44 p.m.
The CLIO satellite was built by Lockheed Martin for an unnamed U.S. government agency and the satellite’s purpose is a secret.
“We’re proud to support the CLIO system,” said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
The Atlas V, introduced by United Launch Alliance in August 2002, provides launch services to the U.S. government.
Logging more than 600 launches, Atlas V uses a standard common core booster, up to five strap-on solid rocket boosters, an upper-stage Centaur in either the Single-Engine Centaur or the Dual-Engine Centaur configuration, and one of several payload fairings.
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