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Launch into History! Atlas V Launch Successful!

By Federal Aviation Administration

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Book Id: WPLBN0000667422
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 192.75 KB
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Launch into History! Atlas V Launch Successful!  
Author: Federal Aviation Administration
Language: English
Subject: Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration Command Center (U.S.), Mechanical engineering.
Collections: Space and Aviation eDocuments Collection
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Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


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Excerpt: Cape Canaveral Air Station, August 29. The inaugural flight of Lockheed Martin?s Atlas V launch vehicle took place on Wednesday, August 21, representing a historical milestone for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. The Atlas V is the first of the new generation of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELV) developed as part of the U.S. Air Force program to enhance space launch reliability and reduce costs. The Atlas V lifted off from a newly-designed launch pad at Cape Canaveral?s Complex 41, at approximately 6:05 pm, EDT, successfully delivering the Hotbird 6 satellite into geostationary transfer orbit.


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