Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In the Heat of the Night

Click the arrow to watch the Atlas AEHF3 launch on YouTube.

It was delayed over an hour due to weather concerns, but at 4:10 AM EDT this morning an Atlas V launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 with an Advanced Extreme High Frequency (AEHF) satellite built by Lockheed Martin.

Todd Halvorson of Florida Today reports:

The 197-foot-tall United Launch Alliance rocket leap off its launch pad at 4:10 a.m. -- 66 minutes behind schedule. Launch managers had to wait for cumulus clouds to clear the area and upper-level winds to die down.

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