Image of the Day: Rocket Light Trail

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the third Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy creates a light trail as it lifts off Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 from Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:04 p.m. EST.

The MUOS-3 spacecraft will ensure continued mission capability of the existing Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communications system that will provide improved and assured mobile communications to the warfighter.

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Image: U.S. Navy photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance