Status Report

ULA Atlas V SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Set for Jan. 20

By SpaceRef Editor
January 19, 2017
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The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 3 mission was scrubbed today due to a violation of Eastern Range safety criteria. The mission is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Friday, Jan. 20 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The launch window 7:42-8:22 p.m. EST. Today’s L-1 forecast shows an 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. (Jan. 19, 2017) –  An Atlas V 401 configuration rocket will deliver the Air Force’s third Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite to orbit. SBIRS, considered one of the nation’s highest priority space programs, is designed to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance capabilities to meet 21st century demands.

SpaceRef staff editor.