ROCKET LAUNCH-Atlas 5 • Morelos 3

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-060,launched on the early morning of October 2nd at 6:28 EDT!  The Morelos 3 payload aboard is a communications satellite for the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation. The rocket will flew in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine.

Nice morning for Florida Launch!
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© J. Scott Kelly