Atlas V 551 Rocket to Launch AEHF-6 Satellite from Cape Canaveral March 19
By Space Coast Daily // February 19, 2020
launch will mark the 83rd Atlas V mission since the inaugural launch in 2002
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance will use an Atlas V 551 rocket to launch the sixth and final spacecraft in the Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) series for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center on March 19 at 3:22 p.m.
The launch will take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
AEHF satellites provide global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.
Atlas V rockets successfully launched the first five AEHF satellites between 2010 and 2019.
The AEHF-6 launch will mark the 83rd Atlas V mission since the inaugural launch in 2002 and the 11th in the 551 configuration.
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