Atlas V CLIO Encapsulated Payload Mate

United Launch Alliance is launching the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. CLIO is a commercially-based communications satellite for the U.S. government. CLIO, encapsulated in a 4-meter diameter payload fairing, was mated to its Atlas V booster on Sept 4., in the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41). SLC-41 is located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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