Upper Stage of LDCM Rocket Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Upper Stage of LDCM Rocket Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

On Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 United Launch Alliance (ULA), the LDCM launch vehicle provider, delivered the upper stage of the LDCM Atlas V 401 launch vehicle, called the Centaur, to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Previously, on August 27, 2012 the Atlas V booster (Stage 1) was delivered to Vandenberg.

Atlas V 400 series launch vehicle diagram
An Atlas V 400 series launch vehicle diagram showing the relative positions of the booster and Centaur rocket stages. Credit: United Launch Alliance.

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