ULA Atlas V Rocket Set to Launch May 17 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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Launch window: TBA

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch an Atlas V rocket on Monday, May 17, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. (ULA Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch an Atlas V rocket on Monday, May 17, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Launch window has not yet been set.

• Rocket: Atlas V 421
• Mission: SBIRS GEO Flight 5
• Launch Date and Time: Mon., May 17, 2021
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

Mission Information: A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 421 rocket will launch the fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO Flight 5) missile detection and early warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center.

Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

Launch Notes: This will be 144th mission for United Launch Alliance. It is the 87th Atlas V launch and the 8th in the 421 configuration.

Atlas V successfully launched the first four SBIRS GEO satellites between 2011 and 2018.

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