ULA Atlas V rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral

United Launch Alliance sent an Atlas V rocket into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida Friday. The launch service is delivering a satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office. (Nov. 13)

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- T minus 10. 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3. Atlas ignition. 2, 1 0. And liftoff. Liftoff to the Atlas [INAUDIBLE] 101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. You're hearing the voice of Rob [? Kesselman, ?] providing launch vehicle asset data.

- Begin roll maneuver. 3180 [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE] engine control. Atlas has now completed its pre-programmed pitch over maneuver.

Now at 28 seconds into flight, Atlas is two miles in altitude. Going at 1,200 miles per hour. Party 180, throttle down slightly as expected. Engine response looks good.

Party 180 past Mach 1. Engine pump speeds and injector pressure are in family for this [INAUDIBLE] level. SRBs look good.

Atlas has passed Mach 3. Standing by for SRB burnout.

[INAUDIBLE] 180 is now throttling down slightly. We have jettison on all three SRBs.