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Status

Success

SBIRS GEO-6

Launch Time
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:29 UTC

Rocket

Atlas V 421
ULA
Status: Active
Price: $123.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,152 kN
Payload to LEO: 13,600 kg
Payload to GTO: 6,890 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 58.3 m
Fairing Diameter: 4.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.8 m

Mission Details

SBIRS GEO-6

The Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) is a consolidated system intended to meet the United States' infrared space surveillance needs through the first two to three decades of the 21st century. The SBIRS program is designed to provide key capabilities in the areas of missile warning, missile defense 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. SBIRS ground software integrates infrared sensor programs of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) with new IR sensors.

Payloads: 1
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Location

SLC-41, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

Stats

2022

95th orbital launch attempt

United Launch Alliance

152nd mission
5th mission of 2022
151st successful mission
147th consecutive successful mission

Atlas V

95th mission
5th mission of 2022
94th successful mission
85th consecutive successful mission