Atlas V launch window today opens at 5.15p! Completing the first third-of-a-mile on the trek to geosynchronous  transfer orbit orbit, the Atlas 5 rocket has arrived at the pad for  tomorrow’s ascent with the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System 1  satellite to begin constructing a new space-based constellation for  global mobile communications and replacing the military’s aging Ultra  High Frequency (UHF) spacecraft fleet. CC: http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av030/status.html

Atlas V launch window today opens at 5.15p!

Completing the first third-of-a-mile on the trek to geosynchronous transfer orbit orbit, the Atlas 5 rocket has arrived at the pad for tomorrow’s ascent with the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System 1 satellite to begin constructing a new space-based constellation for global mobile communications and replacing the military’s aging Ultra High Frequency (UHF) spacecraft fleet.

CC: http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av030/status.html