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Atlas V has successfully lifted off with SBIRS GEO 3!

An Atlas V in its base 401 configuration placed the SBIRS GEO 3 military early-warning satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening:

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How eyes from space can solve the mystery of MH17

The US has now officially indicated that a missile took down MH17 — but how can they know?  The answer is SBIRS, and the old DSP satellite constellations.  It’s worth a read.

SPACE.com: Military Satellites Likely Saw Missile Strike on Malaysian Airlines Flight

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