Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral

An Atlas 5 rocket lifted off Wednesday morning from Cape Canaveral to deploy a secure, jam-resistant U.S. Air Force communications satellite.
After waiting an hour into a two-hour window, liftoff went without a hitch.  
The blastoff was the 75th launch for United Launch Alliance since it began operations in December 2006.
The mission is the sixth for an Atlas 5 this year.
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