ULA Atlas V Rocket Launch Carrying AEHF-5 Mission Pushed Back To August From Cape Canaveral

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launch window opens at 5:50 a.m.

ABOVE VIDEO: United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launch slated for July 17 from Cape Canaveral has been pushed back to August 8 to address a concern over suppler component cross-over.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launch slated for July 17 from Cape Canaveral has been pushed back to August 8 to address a concern over suppler component cross-over.

Launch window opens at 5:50 a.m. ET and closes 7:50 a.m. ET.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV

• Rocket: Atlas V 551
• Mission: Fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5)
• Launch Date: August 8, 2019
• Launch Time: The 2-hour launch window opens at 5:50 a.m. ET
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Information: United Launch Alliance will use an Atlas V 551 rocket to launch the fifth communications satellite in the Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) series for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. AEHF satellites provide highly-secure, jam-proof connectivity between U.S. national leadership and deployed military forces. Atlas V rockets successfully launched the first four AEHF satellites in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2018.

Launch Notes: The AEHF-5 launch will mark the 80th Atlas V mission since the inaugural launch in 2002 and the 10th in the 551 configuration.

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