Go for Launch

    The launch team members assemble at their computer and communication consoles in the Launch Control Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station about three to four hours before the launch.

    The NASA launch manager is the highest authority during the launch of the mission and provides NASA's "Go/No-Go" decision to the mission director.

    Before liftoff, the launch manager checks with the launch team to make sure all the criteria are met and that the payload and Lockheed Martin Atlas V vehicle are ready to go.
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    Video note: This video is a general overview of the final minutes leading up to launch and is not connected to this particular mission.

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