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