USAF’s Advanced EHF-1 Gets Tee’d Up

Posted: August 11, 2010 in Uncategorized
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AEHF-1 Encapsulation

AEHF-1 is proceeding nominally to fly on an Atlas V on Saturday, 14 Aug from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  The launch window is two hours, 0707 to 0907.

AEHF is an Air Force operated, highly-capable, commercially-based spacecraft with ten times the comm throughput of Milstar, although that’s not completely an apples to apples comparison.  As you can see from the photo, it’s plus-sized at 13600 pounds and needs a five-meter diameter fairing.

United Launch Alliance has a tremendous piece of explanatory literature addressing the satellite, the booster, the upper stage, launch facilities, and the launch profile at this site.

Go Atlas, go Centaur, go AEHF-1!

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