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Photos: Atlas 5 rocket positioned on launch pad for Navy satellite deployment

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was rolled to the pad today at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 in preparation for Friday’s liftoff. The flight will deliver the Mobile User Objective System satellite No. 5 into orbit, fulfilling a five-launch, four-year effort to assemble the military’s secure smartphone mobile communications network. Launch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT).

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See earlier MUOS 5 coverage.

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Photos: Atlas 5 rocket positioned on launch pad for Navy satellite deployment

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