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.