ULA launches Atlas V rocket from Space Coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An Atlas V rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral this afternoon.

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The United Launch Alliance rocket carried a series of advanced weather satellites called “GOES-T” into orbit.

The satellites will stay fixed just 22,000 miles over Hawaii, tracking storms moving across the country.

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The launch window opened at 4:38 p.m.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.