Photos: Atlas V takes shape for Launch of NASA’s TDRS-M

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is assembled at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 for the launch of NASA’s TDRS-M communications satellite in August 2017. Flying in its 401 configuration, Atlas V will sport its basic configuration consisting of a Common Core Booster first stage and the trusted Centaur taking the role of upper stage – tasked with two main engine firings to send the satellite on its way.

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