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In the United States postponed the launch of Atlas V PH with military satellite GEO-4

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In the US, it was decided to postpone the launch of a heavy Atlas V launch vehicle with a payload in the form of a military satellite. We are talking about the satellite GEO-4, which is designed for early information on the use of missiles of various classes. The decision to postpone the launch was made by the United Launch Alliance (ULA), which is responsible for the process.


In the United States postponed the launch of Atlas V PH with military satellite GEO-4


If initially it was reported that the reason for the transfer of the start was bad weather conditions, now the press service of the company announces the problems identified before the launch. Among them are problems in the liquid oxygen supply system.

For reference: the American satellite GEO-4 is designed for the lifetime of 12 years. The mass of the spacecraft is 4500 kg. The satellite belongs to the USAF. He should be part of SBIRS. This is a space-based system with infrared sensors capable of monitoring missile launches at different points on Earth. The satellite, like the previous series, like it, was manufactured by Lockheed Martin.

Currently, the SBIRS system consists of 10 satellites. The United States plans to expand it at least to 12.

The ATLAS V rocket was preparing to launch from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 19 January 2018 06: 01 New
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    Postponed yes postponed, even postponed at least a hundred times.
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 19 January 2018 10: 10 New
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      I will write these words of yours in a special little book. And as soon as the launch of something is postponed in Russia, I’ll immediately bring it against the backdrop of a terrible howl about ruined science, industry and crooks in power.
    2. amirbek
      amirbek 19 January 2018 15: 34 New
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      Quote: Spartanez300
      Postponed yes postponed, even postponed at least a hundred times

      REB doesn’t care when they launch bully
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 19 January 2018 06: 07 New
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    So that he doesn’t enter orbit and sink in the ocean, or the rocket explodes during launch, and best of all, right on the launch pad! For the enemy’s troubles are to our advantage!
    1. amirbek
      amirbek 19 January 2018 15: 36 New
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      Quote: Herkulesich
      So that he did not go into orbit

      the previous one perfectly planned back ... just a classic wassat
  3. Dormidont
    Dormidont 19 January 2018 10: 28 New
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    A trifle, but nice
  4. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 19 January 2018 10: 35 New
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    Failures of the enemy cannot but rejoice. The developed capitalist state still has not been able to even catch up with the level of Russian (Soviet) cosmonautics. The difference is in the ideological approach and motivation, when financial gain is in the background or in the background. Selfish motive - as the main engine of progress, clearly loses to the ideological. It is time to tie up with capitalism in Russia - this is the path to slow degradation.
  5. Old26
    Old26 19 January 2018 12: 52 New
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    Quote: Herkulesich
    So that he doesn’t enter orbit and sink in the ocean, or the rocket explodes during launch, and best of all, right on the launch pad! For the enemy’s troubles are to our advantage!

    Exploded at the start? So you want to show the whole world what we do shit, since the rocket explodes during launch? Bravo .... Bravissimo !!!!!!
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 20 January 2018 13: 25 New
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    Took off today ...