The SBIRS Geo-1 Satellite: An Introduction to Our Newest Defense System
By Alberto C. Saldamando
As a Central Florida resident for over twenty years, I have had the opportunity to see many space shuttle and rocket launches not from simply tuning in on the local TV channels, CNN or online, but from going outside home to see them fly up and away.
Every time I’ve seen one, there is that sense of closeness and accomplishment because it happens around here, close to home. Every successful mission represents one more achievement toward the good of mankind, yet we do not get to pay close attention to all the important issues because we may be unaware of them. When it comes to security for all of us, the launch of the recent SBIRS Geo-1 satellite aboard the Atlus V rocket is of utmost importance for the future of the well-being of the United States of America and its allies.
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