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[b]Atlas V tanks fueling[/b]
The fuel and oxygen tanks in the Atlas V and Centaur upper stage are being loaded with propellants this morning as the countdown for the launch of the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter proceeds on pace for a 11:34 a.m. EDT (1534 GMT) liftoff.
The Atlas V first stage operates on high-grade kerosene and liquid oxygen, while the Centaur uses liquid hydrogen for fuel along with liquid oxygen to power its engine.
There are no technical issues and the weather forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of acceptable conditions.
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