VIDEO: United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Launches From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // November 19, 2016
Launch lifted off At 6:42 p.m.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Atlas V launch from Cape Canaveral launched for ISS Saturday evening. *Forward to 1:03:00 for the start of the launch*
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Atlas V launch from Cape Canaveral launched for ISS Saturday evening after the Atlas V launch was previously delayed on November 4.
After brief a few delays, due to technical issues, the launch blasted off at 6:42 p.m. ET.
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, designated AV-069, launched GOES-R, the first next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA.
GOES-R will orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the United States.
The rocket flew in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.
The launch was originally delayed from March 11 then moved forward from Oct. 14. Delayed from Oct. 13, Nov. 4 and Nov. 16.
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