Weather Conditions 90-Percent Favorable for United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Launch Monday from Cape Canaveral

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Launch is targeted for 1:35 p.m. ET

ABOVE VIDEO: Watch live as ULA’s Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida from Space Launch Complex-41 with the SBIRS GEO Flight-5 mission for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Launch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. EDT on Mon., May 17.

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 is targeted for 1:35 p.m. ET.

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

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