USA-241

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USA-241
Mission type Infrared early warning
IRINT
Operator United States Air Force
COSPAR ID 2013-011A
SATCAT № 39120
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type SBIRS-GEO
Bus A2100M
Start of mission
Launch date 19 March 2013, 21:21 (2013-03-19UTC21:21Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Atlas V 401 AV-037[1]
Launch site Cape Canaveral SLC-41
Contractor ULA
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime GEO

USA-241, also known as SBIRS-GEO 2, is an American military satellite and part of the Space-Based Infrared System. It was launched on March 19, 2013 from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas V rocket.

The SBIRS satellites are a replacement for the Defense Support Program early warning system. They are intended to detect ICBM launches.

SBIRS-GEO 2 was manufactured by Lockheed Martin and is built upon the A2100M satellite bus.

In October 2013, the satellite was incorporated into the United States early warning network.[2]

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