Atlas V launches AEHF-5

ULA — Atlas V / AEHF-5 Mission poster.

August 14, 2019

Liftoff! Atlas V AEHF-5

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 551 rocket launched the AEHF-5 satellite from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on 8 August 2019, at 10:13 UTC (06:13 EDT).

Atlas V launches AEHF-5

Built by Lockheed Martin, Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites provide highly-secure, jam-proof connectivity for the U.S. Air Force.

AEHF-5 satellite

The mission was the 80th for an Atlas V launch vehicle and the 10th in the 551 configuration. The Atlas V 551 rocket is the most powerful in the Atlas V fleet.

United Launch Alliance (ULA): https://www.ulalaunch.com/

Images, Video, Text, Credits: United Launch Alliance (ULA)/USAF/SciNews.

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