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Video: Liftoff of Atlas 5 on NROL-61 satellite deployment

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, standing 194 feet tall and and weighing 950,000 pounds, unleashes 1.5 million pounds of thrust from its main engine and two side-mounted boosters at 8:37 a.m. EDT today to launch the National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-61 satellite from Cape Canaveral.

Video courtesy of United Launch Alliance

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Video: Liftoff of Atlas 5 on NROL-61 satellite deployment

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