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SBIRS Satellite Launch at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

SBIRS Satellite Launch at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is prepared to launch the fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Satellite (SBIRS GEO) for the US Space Force at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Sunday, May 16, 2021. The SBIRS GEO system is used to detect heat signatures of missiles being launched from around the world. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI