VIDEO: Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

Rocket carries missile detection satellite

ORLANDO, Fla. – The first of two rocket launches Thursday from the Space Coast lifted off in the morning.

United Launch Alliance launched an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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The rocket carried the final Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit spacecraft for the U.S. Space Force. SBIRS GEO 6 is a missile detection and early warning satellite was built to detect ballistic missile threats around the world.

Check out our gallery to see the amazing sunrise launch photos taken by News 6 photographer James Gosselin.

The Space Coast is now preparing for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, carrying a South Korean satellite, Thursday evening, according to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

We will stream the launches on ClickOrlando.com.

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