Watch a replay of the Atlas 5 AFSPC 11 launch
Multi-satellite payload hoisted into high-altitude orbit by Atlas 5 rocket
Photos: Atlas 5 rocket blasts off for U.S. Air Force
On the pad: Atlas 5 rocket in position for third flight of 2018
Launch timeline for Atlas 5’s AFSPC 11 mission
Photos: Atlas 5 rolled out for Air Force mission
Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral with multiple satellites
With its payload shroud filled with multiple U.S. Air Force satellites heading for a high-altitude perch over the equator, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Saturday at 7:13 p.m. EDT (2313 GMT) in its most powerful configuration with five strap-on solid-fueled boosters.