UPDATE: August 13, 2014 at 2:51 p.m.
Another successful launch for the team at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. PDT.
The Atlas V rocket carried the WorldView 3 satellite into orbit without a hitch. It's designed to take ultra clear photos of the earth to be used by a wide array of commercial sources, Google and Microsoft maps among them.
Scientists at Vandenberg Air Force Base are preparing for Wednesday's launch of an Atlas V rocket.