ULA Atlas V Rocket Set to Launch U.S. Space Force Spacecraft From Cape Canaveral on March 19
By Space Coast Daily // March 8, 2020
Coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance will launch an Atlas V rocket on March 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Launch window opens at 3:22 p.m. ET
Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV
• Rocket: Atlas V 551
• Mission: Sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6)
• Launch Date: March 19 at 3:22 p.m. EDT with a two hour launch window
• 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 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. 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.
Launch Notes: 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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