Press Release

Ecliptic RocketCam Provides Stunning Views of Inaugural Atlas 5 Launch

By SpaceRef Editor
August 23, 2002
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Two Ecliptic RocketCamxAA systems have provided launch-to-orbit onboard views during the inaugural launch of the Atlas 5 rocket. The launch was a complete success, taking Eutelsat’s Hotbird 6 comsat from Cape Canaveral and placing it into the desired transfer orbit. Both RocketCamxAA cameras captured dramatic views looking aft: one from outside the Atlas 5’s second-stage skin and one from inside the aft end of the second stage. For more coverage of the launch, see Spaceflight Now and International Launch Services. This was the 20th consecutive Rocketcamâ„¢ success since 1997.

SpaceRef staff editor.