WorldView 4 high-resolution satellite now open for business in space
Photos: Atlas 5 soars for commercial satellite delivery
Commercial satellite launched to image the Earth in high-resolution
Video: Liftoff of WorldView 4 aboard Atlas 5 rocket
The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, standing 189 feet tall and and weighing 720,000 pounds, unleashes 860,000 pounds of thrust from its main engine at 10:30 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. EST; 1830 GMT) today to launch the commercial WorldView 4 Earth-imaging satellite for DigitalGlobe from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Photos: Liftoff of Atlas 5 from California
Photos: Rollback of pad gantry to reveal Atlas 5 for launch
Live coverage: Atlas 5 countdown and launch journal
The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from California at 10:30 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. EST; 1830 GMT) today to deliver the sharp-eyed WorldView 4 satellite into space to collect best-in-the-industry, 31-centimeter-resolution commercial imagery for retail. Follow the mission in our live journal.