An Atlas V rocket carries the U.S. government's classified CLIO satellite into space following a successful launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) An Atlas V rocket carried the U.S. government's classified CLIO satellite into space late Tuesday (September 16) following a successful launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. No information was provided about the nature of the classified satellite which was built for the U.S. government by Lockheed Martin. The Atlas expendable launch vehicles carry payloads into space that are related to weather, telecommunications and national security satellites, according to United Launch Alliance, which built the Atlas V rocket and is a joint partnership between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. The launch occurred at 2010EDT (0010GMT) after a delay due to cloud cover.