Lifestyle Watch an Atlas V rocket launch a missile-detecting satellite to orbit Published 2 years ago on January 20, 2018 By Vanja K. Yesterday, an Atlas V rocket launched a missile-detecting satellite to orbit. After a few delays, the launch finally happened on Friday night (Jan. 19) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff occurred at 7:48 p.m. EDT (0048 GMT on Jan. 20) after a one-day delay. The probe going up is called SBIRS GEO-4. It’s made for a Space Based Infrared System, and it’s the fourth satellite of its kind to go into a high orbit around Earth. You can take a look at the countdown, launch and the satellite being positioned in orbit right below. Truly a masterpiece of engineering and a great showcase of technological & scientific resources that we employ to various uses. Hopefully, we’ll see more satellites being launched for ecological and various global warming battling usages soon. Press play below and satisfy your inner nerdiness in a spectacular way. Image: NASA Related Topics:featuredInterestingSatelliteSpaceVideos Up Next Chevrolet Corvettes Raise $2.325 Million At Barrett-Jackson To Benefit Military Veterans Don't Miss You Can Now Order Your adidas AlphaBOUNCE “Beyond” Sneakers Advertisement You may like Tesla Model 3 Gets Aftermarket ADV.1 Wheels Release Reminder: adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 “Cookies & Cream” Lands Next Week Nike is honoring Roger Federer With A special edition, 1-of-1 Air Force 1 Release Date: adidas Harden Vol. 2 “Traffic Jam” Sneakers Review: Black Panther How Much Do The 2018 NBA All-Star Players Earn From Endorsements? Click to comment Advertisement Latest Articles Release Date11 months ago Dragon Ball Z x adidas Deerupt “Son Gohan” Set To Arrive Soon! Automotive12 months ago Tesla Model 3 Gets Aftermarket ADV.1 Wheels Fashion1 year ago Nike Air More Uptempo “EU City” Pack Set For An Early Release Comics1 year ago Hot New Indie Comic Gekido Lifestyle1 year ago Available Now: adidas NMD CS2 “Linen” Sneakers Automotive1 year ago Luxury Audi A8L Looks Gorgeous On Vossen Forged ML-X3 Wheels Release Date1 year ago Available Now: adidas Ultra Boost Laceless “Beige” Sneakers Lifestyle1 year ago Paul George’s Nike PG 2 Set For Release In NCAA Themed Colorway Design1 year ago Release Reminder: adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 “Cookies & Cream” Lands Next Week Automotive1 year ago Pagani’s Celebrating A Record Delivery Year With Two Cars Headed For Geneva Motor Show Design1 year ago Nike is honoring Roger Federer With A special edition, 1-of-1 Air Force 1 Sneakers2 years ago Release Date: adidas Harden Vol. 2 “Traffic Jam” Sneakers Trending Articles Release Date11 months ago Dragon Ball Z x adidas Deerupt “Son Gohan” Set To Arrive Soon!