Monday, May 24, 2010

AEHF satellite set for July launch

Lockheed Martin delivered the first satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. It will be prepared for a July 30 liftoff aboard an Atlas V. The multi-satellite AEHF system will provide the U.S. military with global, protected, high capacity and secure communications. It's the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation. The governments of Canada, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom participate in the AEHF program as international partners and will have access to the communications capability of AEHF. (Source: Lockheed Martin via PRNewswire, 05/24/10) Gulf Coast note: Lockheed Martin Mississippi Space & Technology Center personnel at Stennis Space Center, Miss., worked on the core propulsion modules for the AEHF program.