A 627.14 megapixel (14,390 x 43,582 px) panorama of the ULA Atlas V in the 4 meter fairing, 2 side booster, and 1 upper-stage centaur engine configuration on August 3rd, 2022 ready to launchh the SBIRS GEO-6 mission. SBIRS uses infrared surveillance to provide early missile warning for the U.S. military & is considered one of the nation’s highest priority space programs.

The system includes a combination of satellites and hosted payloads in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) and Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) and ground hardware and software.

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