Atlas V 401 | SBIRS GEO Flight 1 (USA-230) (SBIRS GEO-1)

United Launch Alliance launch of a Atlas V 401 Rocket

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United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Atlas V 401 rocket as part of the SBIRS GEO Flight 1 (USA-230) (SBIRS GEO-1) mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Sat, May 7th, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Atlas V 401 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

SBIRS GEO Flight 1 (USA-230) (SBIRS GEO-1)

This geostationary satellite is tasked with providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defense.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 401

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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