The ULA Launch Readiness Review was completed today and everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 5 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile System Center.

The mission is planned to lift off on Monday, May 17 at 1:35 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 10%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Cloud Rule

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 20%
Primary concern: Cumulus Cloud Rule

The hashtags for this launch are: #AtlasV #SBIRS #SBIRSGEO5

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 1:15 p.m. EDT on May 17.