Sbirs Encapsulated, Launch Progress Continues

By Amy Butler .

The first Space-Based Infrared System (Sbirs) has been encapsulated in preparation for a May 6 launch into geosynchronous orbit (GEO), according to U.S. Air Force officials.

The trip to GEO will take about nine days, says James Sponnick, mission operations director for United Launch Alliance, which built the Atlas V 401 configuration rocket ...

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