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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Atlas V LightSail Rollout 1
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 1 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 2
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 2 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 3
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 3 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 4
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 4 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 5
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 5 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 6
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 6 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 7
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 7 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 8
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 8 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 9
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 9 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 10
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 10 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 11
Atlas V LightSail Rollout 11 Image: Navid Baraty / The Planetary Society

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