Atlas 5 launches Intelsat 14
11/23/09 ~ 1:55am

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An Atlas 5 rocket lights up the night sky and some high-altitude cirrus clouds during its launch with the Intelsat 14 communications satellite. The vehicle flew in the 431 configuration for the second time, with three solid rocket boosters.

On the pad       Starry scrub

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