NASA launches satellite on Atlas V Rocket from Cape Canaveral on Friday

Posted at 4:23 AM, Aug 18, 2017
NASA launched a satellite on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral on Friday morning. 

The launch, originally set for 8:03 a.m., will send a tracking and data relay satellite orbiting 22,300 miles above Earth. 

The launch was delayed due to a thermal issue. The rocket was launched at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Friday. 

The satellite will provide near-constant communication links between the ground and orbiting satellites, such as Hubble, and the International Space Station.