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ULA - Atlas V with SBIRS GEO-3 Missile Detection Satellite

Postby CATO » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:35 pm

At 7:42 p.m. EDT Friday, the Air Force’s GEO-3 surveillance satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Atlas V rocket carried the latest satellite to join the GEO-1 and GEO-2 satellites – launched in 2011 and 2013, respectively – in geosynchronous orbit. From this vantage point, 22,300 miles above a fixed point on Earth, it will use infrared sensors to watch for missile launches.

Rocket Launch of Atlas V with SBIRS GEO-3 Missile Detection Satellite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEtIUINIE-o


Atlas V SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Launch Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi8wj4LHM9E


Assembly Highlights for Atlas V Rocket with SBIRS-GEO-3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq_HoB-2O6s
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