Up, Up, Up
At the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41, the ULA Atlas V first stage is lifted by crane.
A solid rocket booster is mated to the Atlas V first stage prior to the launch of the GOES-S weather satellite.
Prepping the Satellite
Technicians inside the clean room at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida monitor progress as the GOES-S is encapsulated in the payload fairing.
Centaur Upper Stage
The Centaur upper stage arrives at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 Vertical Integration Facility.
High and Secured
Inside the Vertical Integration Facility, the GOES-S satellite is secured in the high bay, inside its payload fairing.
Beauty in Technology
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the GOES-S satellite sits inside its payload fairing and atop a transporter as it passes the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Connecting the Pieces
A crane lowers the GOES-S, inside its payload fairing, onto the ULA Atlas V rocket at the ULA Vertical Integration Facility.
Mating with the Atlas V Rocket
Moving the GOES-S satellite inside the payload fairing onto the Vertical Integration Facility, a crane lifts the module up, readying it to be mated to the ULA Atlas V rocket.
Reflections of Tomorrow
The lake at Space Launch Complex 41 reflects the payload fairing carrying the GOES-S satellite as its raised at Cape Canaveral.
Atlas V Rocket Rolls to Launchpad
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the GOES-S weather satellite is rolled to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.