CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — The Air Force launched a new spy satellite Thursday from Cape Canaveral.
An unmanned blasted off with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details about the classified satellite were divulged. It’s intended for national security.READ MORE: Report: 25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department's Inventory
The Atlas rocket should have flown two weeks ago but crucial radar-tracking equipment was damaged a day before the planned March 25 liftoff. An electrical short overheated the unit.
Due to repairs, the Air Force used backup radar to monitor Thursday afternoon’s launch.READ MORE: Kid Reporter Damon Weaver, Who Interviewed Obama At White House, Has Died At 23
The radar accident also delayed a private SpaceX launch, now targeted for Monday.
SpaceX has a fresh load of supplies for the International Space Station. NASA is using private companies to keep the orbiting lab stocked.MORE NEWS: Amber Alert Issued for 9-Year-Old Aniya Arcia
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