2017 U.S. Space Launch Manifest

Liftoff of ULA's Atlas V on 19 March 2013, carrying the SBIRS GEO-2 satellite. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

Liftoff of ULA’s Atlas V on 19 March 2013, carrying the SBIRS GEO-2 satellite. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

–  Last updated Jan. 15, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. EST

 

NEXT U.S. LAUNCH

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SBIRS3_Art_resizedMission: ULA / SBIRS GEO-3 Satellite (USAF)
– Launch Vehicle: Atlas-V 401 Rocket
– Launch Site:  SLC-41, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL

 

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.

Follow our SBIRS GEO-3 Launch Tracker for regular updates and LIVE COVERAGE on launch day!

 

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.

 

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2017 U.S. LAUNCH MANIFEST ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )

 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

 

 

Wallops Flight Facility, VA