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Atlas V Launches LDCM Spacecraft
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George Diller/NASA Launch Commentator:
T-minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero, and ignition, and liftoff of the Atlas V rocket on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission... continuing the 40-year legacy of preserving Earth's natural resources from space.

(thundering roar of the ascending rocket)

(inaudible background)

Rob Gagnon/ Atlas V Ascent Commentator:
(Inaudible) . . . we're in closed-loop control . . . (inaudible) is being controlled as expected. Engine continues to operate normally. (Inaudible) minor changes to (inaudible) ratio, as expected.

Vehicle rates look good.

Engine is burning normally.

And LDCM is now supersonic.

Coming up on Max-Q.

And we've now passed through the region of max-dynamic pressure.

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