Air Force, ULA Launch Second SBIRS Satellite

By Courtney Albon / March 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM
(Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comments from the United Launch Alliance and Lockheed Martin.) The Air Force today successfully launched its second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. SBIRS GEO-2, built by Lockheed Martin, was sent into orbit on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket booster at 5:21 p.m., not even a full minute into its launch window. ULA confirmed the successful launch in a...

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