Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Atlas 5 rocket with the U.S. Air Force’s fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

ULA’s live video coverage of the Atlas 5 launch will begin at 5:24 a.m. EDT on Aug. 8. Spaceflight Now members can watch a live view of the launch pad. Become a member today and support our coverage.