SBIRS GEO-6 Space Launch
August 15, 2022
Scenes of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the U.S. Space Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 6 missile warning satellite being moved into position on August 2, 2022 and launch into orbit on August 4, 2022 at Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
SBIRS is designed to provide key capabilities in the areas of missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence, and battlespace characterization via satellites in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), sensors hosted on satellites in highly elliptical orbit (HEO), and ground-based data processing and control.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Space Force photos by Joshua Conti.
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