Mis­sile-warn­ing satel­lite

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

The Air Force is set to launch the first of a new gen­er­a­tion of four in­frared satel­lites ca­pa­ble of de­tect­ing hot spots such as mis­sile launches from thou­sands of miles in space.

The first GEO-1 Space-Based In­frared Sys­tem satel­lite, called SBIRS, will be launched May 6 atop an At­las V booster from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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