Communications satellite launched from Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

The unmanned Delta IV rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Friday night. The military will depend on the satellite for its mission in Afghanistan. It comes at a cost of about $342 million.

It's expected to take several months for the satellite to settle into the proper orbit, which follows the earth's rotation 22,000 miles above the equator.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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