Friday, March 09, 2007

Atlas launched 6 sats

Six experimental military satellites are circling the planet today after a late-night liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket that blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The stunning launch came at 10:10 p.m. -- or about 33 minutes late. A radio signal transmission problem and a sticky propulsion system valve prompted a delay in plans to launch at 9:37 p.m.

HT from Flame Trench here.

From Pereiraville, a night reflection of the launch here.

Spaceflight Now here.

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