SBIRS GEO Flight 5
Atlas 5 rocket launches infrared missile detection satellite for U.S. Space Force
Problem during fueling preps forces Atlas 5 launch delay
Live coverage: Atlas 5 launches with missile warning satellite for U.S. military
United Launch Alliance launched the U.S. military’s SBIRS GEO 5 early warning satellite into orbit aboard an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. A launch attempt Monday was scrubbed during fueling preps due to a faulty temperature sensor. Liftoff of ULA’s workhorse rocket, fitted with two strap-on solid-fueled boosters, occurred at 1:37 p.m. EDT (1737 GMT).