ULA – Atlas V 551 launches AFSPC-11

ULA – Atlas V 551 / AFSPC-11 Mission poster.

April 14, 2018

Atlas V 551 rocket launches the AFSPC-11

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 551 rocket launched the AFSPC-11 mission from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on 14 April 2018, at 23:13 UTC (19:13 EDT).

Atlas V 551 launches AFSPC-11 (CBAS & EAGLE)

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-11 mission launched two spacecraft to a geosynchronous transfer orbit: CBAS (Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM) and EAGLE (ESPA Augmented GEO Laboratory Experiment).

EAGLE satellite

The mission launches the Air Force’s Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM (CBAS) payload and the EAGLE satellite hosting multiple military experiments. The rocket fly in the 551 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, five solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

Atlas V 551 rocket carrying AFSPC-11 at the launch-pad

The Atlas V 551 rocket is the most powerful in the Atlas V fleet.

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