MUOS-1 Satellite Launch

1 03 2012

MUOS-1 Satellite Launch, February 24, 2012. Photo credit: Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance

This arrived in my inbox just before I went to bed last night. I’d already committed to the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory wallpaper post (poor grammar and all), otherwise I would’ve uploaded this in a hearbeat. I could wait until next week to share, but it’s too sweet to wait another seven days. I suppose it appeals to me because it looks so much like the MSL launch: team ULA, liftoff from LC-41, Atlas V rocket… Or maybe it appeals because I like shiny things that move incredibly quickly. It’s hard to tell, really.

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