Centaur Takes Over; Payload Fairing Jettisoned

The Centaur upper stage main engine has started its first burn following on-time booster engine cutoff and Atlas/Centaur separation. This first of two burns for the Centaur main engine start will last nearly 14 min. The payload fairing jettisoned, giving TDRS-M its first exposure to the space. All vehicle systems are performing well.

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