August 17, 2018

Photos: Atlas 5 takes off with SBIRS GEO Flight 4


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Revisit Friday night’s blastoff of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral with SBIRS GEO Flight 4, the fourth in an upgraded line of U.S. Air Force missile detection and warning satellites.

The 189-foot-tall Atlas 5, fitted with a solid rocket booster for extra thrust, lifted off at 7:48 p.m. EST Friday (0048 GMT Saturday) from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 launch pad.

Read our full story for more details on the mission.

Credit: Pat Corkery/Lockheed Martin Space
Credit: Jeff Spotts/ULA
Credit: Jeff Spotts/ULA
Credit: ULA
Credit: ULA
Credit: ULA
Credit: ULA
Credit: ULA
Credit: ULA
Credit: ULA
An Atlas 5 rocket streaks east from Cape Canaveral with the SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite in this long exposure photo. Credit: ULA

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