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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Live Coverage: Atlas 5 Rocket set for launch

  NEWSALERT: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 @ 0820 GMT
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ATLAS 5 ROCKET SET FOR MILESTONE LAUNCH TODAY
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The Atlas 5 rocket that will fly the 50th Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle mission is scheduled for liftoff from Cape Canaveral today at 8:28 a.m. EDT (1228 GMT) with a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite payload. Visit our status center for live coverage.
 
 
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SUNSET AT ATLAS PAD PHOTOS:
 
SOLAR PANEL SHAKES LOOSE ON INTELSAT BROADCAST SATELLITE
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A stuck solar array on the Intelsat 19 broadcasting satellite dislodged itself last week, but engineers will not know how much of the craft's mission can be accomplished until its communications payload is activated.
 
 
PROTON LAUNCH DELAYED BY ISSUE IN STEERING SYSTEM
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A problem with the steering system on a Proton rocket has forced an indefinitely delay in the launch of the SES 5 communications satellite, which had been set to take off Monday from Kazakhstan, according to the launcher's Russian contractor.
 
 
CHINESE ASTRONAUTS ENTER TIANGONG 1 SPACE LAB
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Flying on autopilot with three astronauts on-board, China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft glided to a smooth docking with the Tiangong 1 space lab Monday, two days after the crew lifted off on a Long March rocket. The astronauts opened the hatch and entered the orbiting module about three hours after docking.
 
 
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