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.