Atlas V rocket with a satellite for the U.S. Air Force lifts off from Florida

Posted at 10:17 AM, Oct 17, 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla.-- An Atlas V rocket lifted off early Wednesday morning from Florida.

The rocket sent a communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force into orbit.

At a cost of nearly $2 billion, the satellite is designed to keep the president and top military commanders connected even during a nuclear conflict,according to

 United Launch Alliance said its next launch is set for November 29, 2018 in California.