ULA Atlas V Rocket Launch Scheduled for Tuesday Afternoon from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

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Launch is targeted for 1:31 p.m. ET

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch an Atlas V rocket on Tuesday 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 Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

• Rocket: Atlas V 421
• Mission: SBIRS GEO Flight 5
• Launch Date and Time: Tues., May 18, 2021 at 1:31 p.m. EDT (1731 UTC)
• 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.

Coverage of the launch can be seen Space Coast Daily TV.

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