Status Report

SBIRS Launch Scrubbed Due To Weather

By SpaceRef Editor
May 6, 2011
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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (May 6, 2001) – The launch of an Atlas V carrying the Air Force’s Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) GEO-1 payload was scrubbed today due to weather. Flight rules associated with cumulus clouds were in violation of the launch criteria.

The Atlas V vehicle and SBIRS are safe and secure at this time. The launch is rescheduled for Saturday, May 7 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The opening of the launch window is 2:10 p.m. EDT and extends until 2:50 p.m. The forecast for May 7 shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch tomorrow.

SpaceRef staff editor.