– Last updated Jan. 15, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. EST
NEXT U.S. LAUNCH
An Atlas V 401 rocket is scheduled to launch the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 3 mission for the U.S. Air Force on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
The 40-minute launch window opens at 7:46 p.m. EST.
Launch Notes from ULA: SBIRS GEO Flight 3 will be ULA’s first launch of 2017 and the 69th Atlas V mission overall. This mission marks the 34th Atlas V mission in the 401 configuration; the two previous SBIRS GEO missions also launched on the Atlas V 401 rocket.
Mission Description from ULA: 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 in four national security mission areas including: missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.
2017 U.S. LAUNCH MANIFEST ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )
Wallops Flight Facility, VA