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Launch Photos: EchoStar 19 Satellite Launches Into Orbit on Atlas V Rocket

Ready for Flight

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EchoStar 19 is safely packed inside its payload fairing in preparation for launch.

Precious Cargo

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The powerful EchoStar 19 communications satellite, owned by satellite operator Hughes, is seen in its payload fairing as it is mated to its Atlas V rocket.

One Tall Rocket

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The view from above of ULA's Atlas V carrying EchoStar 19. The rocket stands 106.5 feet tall, making it one of the most powerful rockets currently in service.

Leaving the Building

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ULA's Atlas V is seen inside its Vertical Integration Facility during roll out activities on Dec. 18

Next Stop: Launchpad

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Atlas V heads to the launchpad at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to launch EchoStar 19.

Rolling Out

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ULA launched Atlas V and EchoStar 19 from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The rocket made the trip to the launchpad on Dec. 18, 2016.

The Night Before Launch-mas

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Another view of EchoStar 19's Atlas V rocket at the launch pad, lit up by bright flood lights, at Space Launch Complex 41.

Atlas V at Launchpad for Echostar 19

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At the Space Launch Complex-41 of Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands ready to launch the EchoStar XIX satellite. Liftoff is set for Dec. 18, 2016.

Rolling Out

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United Launch Alliance rolled the Atlas V rocket with EchoStar 19 out to its Space Launch Complex 41 launchpad on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

EchoStar 19: Mission Poster

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The mission poster for EchoStar 19 (Jupiter 2) on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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