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ULA Launches US Air Force AEHF-5 Satellite

ULA Launches US Air Force AEHF-5 Satellite

Lockheed Martin built the AEHF-5 for the Air Force, and confirmed via email this afternoon that it not only achieved geostationary transfer obit but is responding as planned to the USAF's 4th Space Operations Squadron.

Lockheed Martin has been building the new satellite communications network for the military, called Advanced Extremely High Frequency, or AEHF.

Thursday's successful launch followed a rare spate of technical delays with the venture's flagship rocket.

The satellite was launched at 6:13 a.m. (1030 GMT) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop ULA's Atlas V rocket, the same vehicle primed to send a manned space capsule into orbit for NASA by 2020.

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AEHF satellites provide secure, jam-proof connectivity for USA national leadership and deployed military forces. It was the 80th launch for an Atlas V rocket.

The next ULA launch will be August 22, when they send the Air Force's latest GPS III satellite into orbit on a Delta IV rocket.

ULA has successfully delivered more than 130 satellites to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, provide critical capabilities for troops in the field and enable personal device-based GPS navigation. The 551 rocket has launched groundbreaking missions for our nation-from the critically important MUOS constellation to historic science missions including New Horizons, the first mission to Pluto and the Juno mission to Jupiter. The rocket carried a communications satellite for the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.

Onboard the AEHF-5 spacecraft, Aerojet Rocketdyne provided electric XR-5 Hall Thruster strings and monopropellant rocket engines that steer the spacecraft through its mission, including safely deorbiting the satellite at the end of its service life.


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