Navy Launches Rocket Early This Morning At Cape Canaveral CAPE CANAVERAL. Fla. (UP)—America hurled the Free World's second rnanmade satellite into orbit around the earth today in i a triumphant launching of a Navy Vanguard rocket. The new moon \va? named Vanguard I for the wingless wingless silver steed that bolted from the sands of the Florida beach into the early morning sky. It was victory at last for the Navy after numerous Vanguard frustrations.