ATLANTIC, Va. – A rocket carrying two experimental satellites has blasted off from a launch pad in Virginia.
Teams had spent the week resolving a software glitch that had scrubbed a liftoff on Monday.
The main payload is a satellite that will test the military's ability to quickly transmit images of enemy targets to battlefield commanders.
The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, a state agency, built the commercial launch pad in 1998 to try to help bring jobs to the economically depressed Eastern Shore region. Maryland later joined the venture.For more news on space and science, click here.