ULA Atlas V rocket launches NASA satellite

ULA Atlas V rocket launches NASA satellite

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The original launch time of 7:03am CT was delayed. Teams evaluated a possible heating issue on the upper stage of the rocket before proceeding with the launch at 7:29am CT.

The rocket is carrying a communications satellite for NASA's Tracking and Data Relay system.

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