May 17, 2021

Watch an Atlas V rocket launch US Space Force missile-warning satellite today

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Liftoff is at 1:42 p.m. EDT (1742 GMT).

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — United Launch Alliance (ULA) will launch an Atlas V rocket into space today (May 17), and you can watch the action live online.

The two-stage rocket will blast off from Space Launch Complex 41 here at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 1:42 p.m. EDT (1742 GMT), carrying with it a missile-warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force. The launch was initially aimed to launch 7 minutes earlier, but ULA pushed it back “to avoid launching too close to object already in space,” company officials said in an update on Twitter.

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