Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

Satellite will advance warfighting capabilities, nuclear detonation detection, ULA says

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – After a few delays, United Launch Alliance launched an Atlas V rocket Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral.

The launch of the Space Test Program-3 mission took place at 5:19 a.m. after delays due to an issue with the fuel storage system, ULA said.

The mission, on behalf of the U.S. Space Force, is for purposes of advancing warfighting capabilities in the areas of nuclear detonation detection, space domain awareness, weather and communication, according to ULA.

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