On 21 January an ULA Atlas V rocket successfully launched a SBIRS GEO F missile detection satellite for the US military.

The launch, from Cape Canaveral, put the third Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (SBIRS) into GEO orbit. The satellite joins two other SBIRS as part of a missile early warning system that watches for the hot plumes of a missile launch.

News Team
23 January 2017