Assembling the Atlas V-541 at Cape Canaveral

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See how the Atlas V rocket in the 541 configuration with 4 strap on solid rocket motors was assembled at Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 41 for the GOES-R Weather satellite mission.

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    27563208 Nov 22, 2016

    Originally, back in the 50s, the height of the bridges over our freeways was determined by the height of the tail fins on the original Atlas rocket, so they could be delivered to Canaveral. One bridge was built a little low, and they had to let some air out of the tires, to get the missile under the bridge.

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