Breaking News From 2010 on AEHF-1

Posted: July 23, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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The GAO has blessed the anomaly resolution that kept AEHF-1 from reaching its operating orbit as planned (a backup plan to move AEHF-1 to the correct orbit is well-underway and will be complete later this year).

It’s turns out to be the same end-item, a blocked fuel line for the liquid apogee engine (the little fella on the right) that industry (and the Air Force) announced in February 2011 and was likely known in 2010.

GAO: putting the inherent qualities of the government into satellite anomaly resolution.


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