Atlas V Blasts Off At 4:10 a.m. From the Cape

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – Despite a weather delay of about an hour, United Launch Alliance successfully launched their #AEHF3 mission on an #AtlasV this morning at 4:10 a.m. EDT this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The AEHF system is the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation and will provide significantly improved global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all warfighters serving U.S. national security. (ULA image)

The AEHF system is the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation and will provide significantly improved global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all warfighters serving U.S. national security. (ULA image)

The 2-hour launch window opened at 3:04 am EDT.

The AEHF system is the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation and will provide significantly improved global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all warfighters serving U.S. national security.

LAUNCH FACTS & STATS

Rocket/Payload: An Atlas V 531 will launch the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-3) mission for the U.S. Air Force.

Date/Site/Launch Time: Wednesday, Sept. 18, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The two-hour launch window opened at 3:04 a.m. EDT and launch was was 4:10 a.m.

ULA-200Mission Description: The AEHF system is the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation and will provide significantly improved global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all warfighters serving U.S. national security.

Launch Notes:  This AEHF-3 is the 40th launch of an Atlas V and United Launch Alliance’s 75th launch overall.

Mission Updates: To keep up to speed with updates with the mission, you can dial the United Launch Alliance launch hotline at 1-87-852-4321 or join the conversation on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ulalaunch and twitter.com/ulalaunch; look for the #AEHF3 hashtag.

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