Atlas rocket launch successful day after explosion

October 29, 2014 6:04 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new Global Positioning System satellite is on its way to orbit after blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Wednesday atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

The on-time 1:21 p.m. liftoff was shown live by cable networks including CNN, reflecting national attention one day after an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket exploded soon after its liftoff from Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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