Good Job: Atlas V Rocket Launches ASTRA Satellite

This afternoon’s launch was a complete success.

Lift-off occurred at 4:27 p.m. EDT and initial contact with the satellite, called acquisition of signal, was confirmed at 5:43 p.m. EDT from a satellite tracking station in Uralla, Australia.

Atlas V launches from The Cape

Some really nice photos are on the site. 

The video footage is impressive.