CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBS4) – A government spy satellite has been launched into orbit thanks to a rocket partly built in Colorado.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

United Launch Alliance’s Delta Four rocket is the most powerful rocket used in the United States. It weighs more than 1.5 million pounds.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

It was only the ninth time the rocket has launched. The liftoff happened two days after bad weather forced crews to postpone.

United Launch Alliance is based in Centennial.


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