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Atlas V rocket launches missile-detecting satellite for U.S. Space Force


Atlas V rocket launches missile-detecting satellite for U.S. Space Force The United States' missile-tracking capabilities are about to get a boost. United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-6) satellite this morning (Aug. 4), completing the SBIRS GEO constellation for the U.S. Space Force's Space Systems Command (SSC). An Atlas V rocket carrying the missile-detection satellite lifted off at 6:29 a.m. EDT (1029 GMT) today from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The rocket's two stages separated a little over four minutes into flight, setting up the Centaur upper stage with SBIRS GEO-6 for a series of engine burns.    More



(Source: Space.com - Aug 5)

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