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Atlas 5 lifts off with Air Force satellite

Hauling the U.S. Air Force's SBIRS GEO 1 early warning satellite, an Atlas 5 rocket blasted off at 2:10 p.m. EDT (1810 GMT) Saturday from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral. These views were taken from a camera placed at the Atlas 5 launch pad.

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

Credit: Spaceflight Now photos by Stephen Clark