US Space Force launches missile-detecting satellite into orbit | Fox News

The U.S. Space Force launched a billion-dollar missile-warning satellite into orbit on Tuesday.

After a 24-hour delay due to a faulty temperature sensor in ground equipment, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket – with two small rideshare payloads – lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 1:37 p.m. ET.

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The rocket used a Russian-built RD-180 main engine and strap-on solid-fuel boosters.

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