ULA launches final Atlas V rocket of 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:45 PM EST

United Launch Alliance launched its final rocket of 2016 this afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

An Atlas V rocket is carrying a communications satellite into orbit, wrapping up 12 launches for ULA this year.

The satellite attached to the rocket during is called EchoStar 19, which will be used to transmit high-speed internet to homes and businesses in North America.