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Launch Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41
Launch Date: June 18, 2009
Launch Time: 5:32pm. EDT


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Lunar Spacecraft Launch to Moon!

June 18, 2009 - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite are bound for the moon after a flawless liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket.

Powered by two liquid-fueled engines and a pair of solid-fueled boosters, the Atlas V roared off the launch pad at Launch Complex 41 to begin NASA's return to the moon missions.

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