Photos: Atlas V lights up the Night over Cape Canaveral

A United Launch Alliance launched from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 0:42 UTC on January 21, 2017 on a mission to deliver the 1.2-billion SBIRS-GEO 3 satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit to join the U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System. SBIRS is considered one of the Pentagon’s most critical space programs, providing a global capability of detecting and tracking all types of missile launches.

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