Sunday, August 15, 2010

AEHF successfully launched

The first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the Air Force was successfully launched Saturday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard an Atlas V rocket. The multi-satellite AEHF system will provide the military with global, protected, high capacity and secure communications. It’s the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation. The AEHF constellation will also serve Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 08/14/10) Gulf Coast note: Lockheed Martin Mississippi Space & Technology Center at Stennis Space Center, Miss., provides the core propulsion modules.