ULA launches US Space Force’s last SBIRS missile warning satellite – Spaceflight Now

ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Credit: United Launch Alliance The departure at dawn of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Thursday sent aloft the US military’s last Space Based Infrared System missile warning satellite, a $1.2 billion mission billed by the Space Force as … Read more

Final SBIRS missile warning satellite ready for launch – Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of the SBIRS GEO 6 satellite in orbit, with its solar arrays extended. Credit: Lockheed Martin The last in a line of six satellites for the US military’s Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, missile warning program is ready for launch Thursday from Cape Canaveral on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas … Read more

ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket moved to launch pad with US military missile warning satellite – Spaceflight Now

ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket rolls out to Space Launch Complex 41 on Tuesday at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Credit: United Launch Alliance United Launch Alliance’s next Atlas 5 rocket rolled out to its launch pad Tuesday at Cape Canaveral for a fiery blastoff at dawn Thursday with a US military missile warning satellite. The … Read more

Large Chinese missile booster expected to fall back to Earth today – Spaceflight Now

This map shows the ground track of the Long March 5B core stage during the two-hour re-entry window as of Saturday morning. The re-entry and debris footprint could occur anywhere along the track. Credit: Aerospace Corp. The 22-ton core stage of a Chinese missile is expected to fall back to Earth some time Saturday, the … Read more