Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

UPDATE: Rocket launched successfully

EARLIER STORY:

All systems are go for the launch of an Atlas V rocket by the Air Force Tuesday.

Liftoff is set for 5:21 p.m.

According to Florida Today the rocket is set to propel a new-generation missile-warning satellite for the Air Force into space.

The United Launch Alliance says "the program addresses critical warfighter needs in the areas of missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization."

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