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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched the USSF-12 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC) at 7:15 p.m. on 1 July 2022 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Staton. USSF- 12 features two satellite payloads: the Wide Field of View (WFOV) Testbed for SSC’s Space Sensing Directorate and the USSF-12 Ring spacecraft for the Defense Department’s Space Test Program. Atlas V will deliver both spacecraft directly to geosynchronous orbit approximately 22,000 miles (35,500 km) above the equator approximately 6 hours after liftoff.

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