The Atlas V is set for takeoff! Again. The United Launch Alliance shuttle was supposed to launch on 1/18, but it was scrapped because of an issue with a Fill & Drain Valve that could not be repaired.
The launch is set to take place at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Atlas V rocket will send the SBIRS GEO-4 into space. The GEO-4 is a missile early warning satellite.
According to NASA, the GEO-4 was the third geostationary SBIRS satellite to be built. It will join three existing geostationary satellites and four SBIRS HEO sensors in orbit.
The second launch is scheduled to take place on Friday at 7:48pm.