ULA Moves Up Atlas V Rocket Launch To June 27 Carrying AEHF-5 Mission From Cape Canaveral

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Launch window opens at 8:27 a.m. ET

ABOVE VIDEO: The Advanced Extremely High Frequency-5 (AEHF-5) satellite is loaded onto a C-5M Super Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, California, April 19, 2019, at Sunnyvale, California.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the AEHF-5 Mission is set to liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday, June 27.

Launch window is set to open for 8:27 a.m. ET

The launch has been moved up from July 2.

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: Thursday, June 27, 2019
• Launch Time: The two-hour launch window opens at 8:27 a.m. EDT
• Launch Broadcast: 8:07 a.m. EDT
• 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.