United Launch Alliance To Launch Missile Warning Satellite For Space Force
United Launch Alliance on Thursday will launch a SBIRS GEO-6 missile warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force from Cape Canaveral
United Launch Alliance will launch a missile warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force on Thursday morning.
ULA will launch the Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 6, or SBIRS GEO-6,
into orbit on its Atlas V rocket sometime between 6:29 a.m. and 7:09 a.m
SBIRS GEO-6 was previously scheduled to launch on June 18 and July 31 but those attempts were delayed for unspecified reasons.
Weather forecasters with the Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron forecasted a 70% chance of favorable weather during the launch window.
“Equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared surveillance sensors to protect our nation 24/7,
the SBIRS spacecraft continue to serve as the tip of the spear for global missile
warning as ballistic missile threats proliferate around the world,” ULA said.
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