The launch had been rescheduled earlier in the week because of the weather.
Due to mission requirements, SpaceX did not attempt to land Falcon 9's first stage after launch.
Thus, Elon Musk made it the first ever mission of security for U.S. government.
Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX blasted off yet another spacecraft rocket into the orbit on Sunday.
Wall Street banks reassure US Treasury amid big market falls
The readout might be a further effort to keep Trump calm by showing him that everything is fine and his Treasury is taking action. Such a meeting would undermine Mnuchin, who sits down with Powell every week to relay the White House's views.
Santa Claus: NORAD Christmas tracker 'not affected by government shutdown'
Yep, NORAD's Santa Tracker is back for its 63th year, continuing the tradition that started on accident on Christmas Eve in 1955. You'll be able to monitor Santa's sleigh on this super-special radar as he goes around the world to deliver gifts to children.
Virat Kohli is a ‘fantastic captain’, says Aussie pace spearhead Mitchell Starc
Pushing Pujara up the order also gives India a chance to fit in an extra batsman, which they desperately need at the moment. Furthermore, Shastri said Rohit Sharma has made an improvement and gave a clear thumbs up for Hardik Pandya.
"There simply was not a performance reserve to meet our requirements and allow for this mission to bring the first stage back", Walter Lauderdale, mission director at the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Launch Enterprise Systems Directorate, said during a prelaunch call with reporters on December 14. The GPS III satellite, known as GPS 3 SV01 and nicknamed "Vespucci, will feature higher-power positioning, timing signals, and navigation around the world".
Notably, the company dropped the lawsuit in 2015 after the Air Force agreed to open up competition. The Vespucci will provide PNT information three times more accurate than that of current Global Positioning System, according to Air Force authorities.
SpaceX has completed 21 launches in this year, which is more than the 18 launches last year, in what's been a banner year for the company.
The next year, SpaceX won an $US83 million Air Force contract to launch the GPS III satellite, which will have a lifespan of 15 years.
The next GPS III satellite is due to launch in mid-2019, Mr Eschenfelder said, while subsequent satellites undergo testing in the company's Colorado processing facility.
Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX's valuation has climbed as it has racked up successful missions, making it the third-most valuable venture-backed start-up in the United States after Uber Technologies and Airbnb.