PHOTO GALLERY: United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V Rocket Ready For Thursday Morning Launch

By  //  August 7, 2019

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Launch window opens at 5:44 a.m. ET

ABOVE VIDEO: 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.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is set to launch their second rocket in three days when United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket lifts off early Thursday morning.

Launch window opens at 5:44 a.m. ET.

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

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.

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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