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The #Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) solar arrays deployed successfully and the spacecraft is sending telemetry back to Earth.
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The #Landsat Data Continuity Mission spacecraft is on its own after a successful separation from the Centaur upper stage.
The #Landsat spacecraft is moving at 14,200 mph. Two minutes before the Centaur engine shuts down to begin a 55-minute coast phase.
The #Landsat spacecraft separation will be one hour, 19 minutes from when the vehicle launched.
The protective nosecone around #Landsat separated and fell away from the rocket as planned.
WE HAVE LIFTOFF!! #Landsat was lifted from the pad by an @ulalaunch Atlas V from VAFB at 1:02 p.m. EST.
NASA launch manager Omar Baez declared #Landsat and Atlas V rocket are "go" for launch. Launch team has been polled and there are no issues.
Current weather conditions around @30thSpaceWing are still clear for launch today of the #Landsat. Forecast continues to call for a 100%
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