Michael Sheetz+ Your Authors @thesheetztweetz Space Reporter @CNBC | pitches [email protected] | DM for cell, WhatsApp, Signal, ProtonMail | formerly @DJNF @ESTribune | alumnus @TheKingsCollege Mar. 26, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The first mission for the U.S. Space Force is about to liftoff, with ULA set to launch the #AEHF6 satellite on an Atlas V rocket from Florida this afternoon.

Tune in to the livestream here:  https://youtu.be/YBkB1BbblN0 

Liftoff for the Atlas V rocket - roaring off the pad in Florida! #AEHF6

A great shot of the Atlas V's solid rocket boosters peeling away:

Here's the Atlas V nosecone ("fairing") breaking away cleanly, followed by the Centaur's Forward Load Reactors

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