Atlas 5 rocket and WorldView 3 satellite

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off at 11:30 a.m. PDT from Space Launch Complex 3-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the WorldView 3 mission.

See our Mission Status Center for the latest news on the launch.

Photo credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News

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