The Atlas V missile launches a hypersonic missile pursuit ship for the US military

A missile warning satellite and another spacecraft are on their way to orbit to help the US military better track fast-moving threats.

The US military’s two surveillance satellites lifted off today (July 1) on a United Launch Alliance (ULA). Atlas V Rocket that rose from a pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 19:15 EDT (2315 GMT) on a mission for the US Space Force called USSF-12.