Monday, May 7, 2012

2nd AEHF launched

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The 45th Space Wing on Friday successfully launched the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V vehicle. AEHF-1 was launched from here in August of 2010. AEHF is a joint service satellite communications system that will provide communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets. The AEHF system is the follow-on to the Milstar system. (Source: 45th Space Wing Public Affairs, 05/04/12) United Launch Alliance is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. Previous on AEHF. Gulf Coast note: Core propulsion work for the AEHF is done at Stennis Space Center, Miss.