United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches The SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Payload.
After being postponed a day due to a ground issue associated with the booster liquid oxygen system, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched the SBIRS GEO Flight 4 payload into orbit for the U.S. Air Force on Friday, January 19, 2018. Launched aboard an Atlas V rocket at 7:48 PM, from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida the satellite will help the military with national security missions by providing missile defense, missile detection, and battlefield awareness.
Below is a 360-degree time-lapse image we captured from Cocoa Beach, Florida.
View high-resolution version here.
If you missed the launch, you could view the recorded live stream in our previous post.
Below are some of the photos we were able to capture of the launch, and you can view more images from the SBIRS GEO Flight 4 mission on our mission gallery page. If you were able to snap a few pictures of the Atlas V launch, we would love to see them. Share in the comments below, tag us on social media or email the photos to SpaceNews360@gmail.com
View images from last years SBIRS GEO 3 mission.