Rocket Launch of Atlas V with SBIRS GEO-3 Missile Detection Satellite

United Launch Alliance have successfully performed a rocket launch of an Atlas V rocket placing the SBIRS GEO-3 satellite for the US Air Force into geosynchronous orbit. Liftoff occurred at 00:42 UTC, January 21st 2017 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral on an Atlas V in the 401 configuration.

Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) is a system of satellites designed to detect missle launches as part of an advance warning system for the United States.

Source: ULA

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