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Past Missions This Year for: Atlas V

Aug 8 AEHF 5
dod ula
Vehicle Atlas V 551
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 5:44 AM EDT / 2019-08-08 09:44:00Z
Window 2 hours

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V (in its 551 configuration) rocket will launch the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite for the U.S. military. Built by Lockheed Martin, the spacecraft is designed to provide highly-secure communications to the Department of Defense. The launch had been scheduled for June 27, but was delayed due to a battery failure. It was then rescheduled for July 17 but an anomaly detected during testing pushed the launch date to August 8.