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SBIRS GEO-1 Launch

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (May 7, 2011) – The Air Force’s Space Based Infrared Systems GEO-1 payload is launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 2:10 p.m. EDT. SBIRS is designed to provide global, overhead, persistent, infrared surveillance capability to meet 21st century demands in mission areas including missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. (Courtesy photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance)

PHOTO BY: Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance
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