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SFI LIVE: ULA launch of SBIRS GEO 4

SBIRS GEO 4 was rolled out to SLC-41 atop its Atlas V 411 rocket on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Photo Credit: Mike Howard / SpaceFlight Insider

Tonight’s launch is the first scheduled United Launch Alliance mission to take place from Cape Canaveral in 2018. Photo Credit: Mike Howard / SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA is planning on sending the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 mission for the U.S. Air Force to orbit. The flight is currently scheduled to begin as early as 7:48 p.m. EST (00:48 GMT on Friday, Jan. 20) atop an Atlas V 411 rocket from Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. SpaceFlight Insider’s Live Show is slated to begin at 7:20 p.m. EST.

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Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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