ROCKET LAUNCH IN 3 MINUTES – Highlights From ULA Rocket Launch of AFSPC-11 From Cape Canaveral

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ABOVE VIDEO: A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 551 rocket launched two spacecraft to a geosynchronous transfer orbit on Saturday from Cape Canaveral.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 551 rocket launched two spacecraft to a geosynchronous transfer orbit on Saturday from Cape Canaveral.

The mission of CBAS is to augment existing military satellite communications capabilities and broadcast military data continuously through space-based, satellite communications relay links.

Primary mission objective for the EAGLE platform is to demonstrate a maneuverable ESPA based space vehicle design which can accommodate up to six hosted or deployable payloads in GEO, and can be cost effectively replicated for multiple payload missions to either a GEO, LEO or GTO orbit.

EAGLE experiments will demonstrate enhanced capabilities in space system anomaly resolution and the capability to supplement ground based space situational awareness assets from a geosynchronous platform.

EAGLE experiments will also provide new technologies to detect and identify system anomalies such as space weather events and characterize collision events due to micrometeorites.

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