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Jason DavisMay 19, 2015

In Pictures: LightSail’s Rocket Rolls to the Launch Pad

The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is now sitting on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41. At 9:00 a.m. EDT (13:00 UTC), the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket left its Vertical Integration Facility and began a slow roll to the pad. About an hour later, it was in position over the flame trench for tomorrow’s flight. Launch is scheduled between 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. EDT (14:45 to 18:45 UTC).

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For all the latest LightSail updates, including a live launch video feed courtesy of United Launch Alliance, visit our Mission Control Center at sail.planetary.org.

Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout
Atlas V LightSail Rollout

Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

Atlas V LightSail Rollout

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