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NEW U.S. MISSILE-WARNING SATELLITE SET FOR LAUNCH AT CAPE CANAVERAL

NEW U.S. MISSILE-WARNING SATELLITE SET FOR LAUNCH AT CAPE CANAVERAL The U.S. military’s newest missile-warning satellite is set to lift off later this week just as tensions continue to mount over North Korea’s ICBM program. Crews at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, are preparing to launch the SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite on Thursday from a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. “Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight 4 mission for the U.S. Air Force,” ULA announced on Monday. The forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the planned 7:52PM EST liftoff on Thursday.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Jan 16)

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