WATCH: ULA launches Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Another rocket launch blasted off from the Space Coast on Friday afternoon.


The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launched the USSF 8 mission, carrying the fifth and sixth satellites for the Space Force’s Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program.

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The program is designed to help the military track and observe objects in geosynchronous orbit, according to ULA.

The rocket will fly in the 511 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage, ULA said.

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The rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 2 p.m.

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