Atlas V Rocket Launch To Serve Mexico’s National Security Needs and Communications (VIDEO)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with a Mexican communications satellite at 6:28 a.m. Friday.

Atop the 20-story rocket was the Morelos-3 satellite, the third of three ordered fromBoeing to form Mexico’s $1 billion Mexsat constellation, which helps serve Mexico’s national security needs and provides communications to rural zones.