45th Space Wing Prepares for SBIRS GEO-4 Launch on January 18, 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL: The Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight-4 (SBIRS GEO-4) satellite completed encapsulation on January 9th at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Today, on January 10, 2018, GEO-4 will make the journey to Space Launch Complex-41, where it will be mated with its Atlas V-411 rocket. It is scheduled for launch on Jan. 18, 2018, at 7:52 p.m., Eastern.

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KoreaSat-5A Launch Provides Test of OCISLY Fire Suppression System

On Monday, October 30th at 3:34 p.m., SpaceX successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. This is SpaceX’s 12th launch from Pad 39A in 2017 and their 16th launch this year. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. After the successful landing burn, a fire could be seen emanating from the engine area and partially up the rocket.

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