AmericaSpace Live Launch and Event Tracker

The AmericaSpace Live Launch and Event Tracker has up to the minute information of the progress of the upcoming rocket launches, and space related events with live updates and video where available. Covering all the major spaceports across the United States.

Under mostly clear skies a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket thunders aloft with its SBIRS GEO 2 payload at 5:21 p.m. EST. Photo Credit: John Studwell

SBIRS GEO-2 Launch Photo Credit: John Studwell

Launch of Atlas V 401 with payload SBIRS GEO-3




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Launch of SBIRS GEO-3 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex LC-41
Launch scheduled for 20 Jan 17 at 0:46 GMT
Local time 19 Jan 17 at 7:46pm EST

United Launch alliance will launch an Atlas V rocket carrying the SBRIS GEO 3 satellite into orbit for the United States Air Force.

The Altas V will fly in the 401 configuration with a 4 metre payload fairing, no solid rocket motors and a single Centaur upper stage. This is the least powerful of the Atlas V configurations.

The SBIRS GEO 3 satellite will be the third geostationary satellite in the USAF's Space Based Infra Red System. SBRIS is a defence system for missile warning and missile defence.
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