Delta 4 rocket carrying military satellites successfully launches



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A Delta 4 rocket successfully lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two military satellites Monday evening.

The United Launch Alliance rocket was launched at 7:28 p.m. Monday. It will place a pair of satellites into orbit for the Air Force. The twin spacecraft will support U.S. Strategic Command space surveillance operations. They will also be used to help track space debris.

The launch was scrubbed Wednesday because of an issue with a ground equipment control system. Launches were scrubbed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday because of foul weather.