Atlas V rocket on pad for Thursday night launch

March 12, 2015 4:02 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL — A 20-story Atlas V rocket is on its Cape Canaveral pad in preparation for a 10:44 p.m. ET Thursday blastoff with a quartet of NASA science satellites.

A transporter carrying the United Launch Alliance rocket emerged from a processing tower at Launch Complex 41 around 10 a.m. Wednesday and rolled about one-third of a mile to the pad.

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