<aFor the Very First Time, US Area Force Is Launching to Orbit on Atlas 5 Rocket
March 26, 2020 No Comments Tech Life Tim Thomas

The United States’ Area Force is set to start its very first objective aboard the United Introduce Alliance’s Atlas V rocket on Thursday: to release the last Advanced Exceptionally High Frequency(AEHF)satellite, created to work as a safe communications platform for the U.S. military and its allies,

according to NASASpaceFlight.com. The launch was set up for 2:35 PM EDT, from Cape Canaveral. RELATED: THE U.S. AREA REQUIRE PERFORMS ITS FIRST UNARMED NUCLEAR-CAPABLE ROCKET TEST UPDATE March 26, 3:10 PM EDT: Recycle of Atlas V rocket launch systems complete Objective control at Cape Canaveral has completed recycling the launch system of the Atlas V, following an earlier hold less than one

minute before prepared launch. The rocket is carrying the first-ever orbital mission of the

newly-formed U.S. Area Force. The reason for the initial hold is currently under evaluation. More updates to come. UPGRADE March 26, 3:00 PM EDT: Flight Postponed momentarily and reset to T-Minus 4 Minutes The Atlas V launch of the very first U.S. Area Forces mission to orbit was delayed momentarily due to an unscheduled hold call”LC Switch not prepared. “Objective control at Cape Canaveral is assessing the issue and returning the rocket to complete launch-readiness before resuming the countdown

at T-Minus four minutes. More updates to follow. Area Force Objective Absolutely No Introduces on Atlas 5 The U.S. Space Force will launch its first mission

aboard ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket– a 60-meter (197-foot) rocket, propelled by an RD-180 primary engine and 5 solid rocket boosters– during a two-hour launch window on Thursday, March 26, which opens at 2:57 PM EDT. Officially designated the AEHF 5 mission, this launch will mark the 83rd flight of an Atlas 5 rocket and the second of 2020. The Atlas 5 series(launch procedure)will last 5 hours, 40 minutes, from liftoff, and last till the AEHF 6 spacecraft is released. ULA included additional hardware and maneuvering fuel to the Centaur upper stage of this

objective, in a bid to help the launcher provide the AEHF 6 satellite to its desired orbit, more than 36,000 kilometers(22,000 miles) above the Earth’s equator. Lockheed Martin’s AEHF 6 satellite

Lockheed Martin made the AEHF

6 satellite slated to join five earlier satellites in the AEHF constellation, likewise continued Atlas 5 rockets in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018, and 2019. The initial 4 AEHF satellites– presently in orbit– have offered the U.S. Air Force’s new generation of video and data relay for nuclear security a world-spanning network, and the addition of two extra AEHF geostationary relay satellites will provide higher capability and resiliency to the network, according to NASASpaceFlight.com. The AEHF 6 satellite will separate in orbit at a perigee– or low point– numerous thousand miles higher than usual, thanks to a GSO package, added to the Atlas 5 rocket last August, which improves the efficiency of the Centaur upper phase rocket, permitting it to coast two additional hours before firing for a third time. The spacecraft separation is scheduled for T+plus 5 hours, 40 minutes. Updates to follow the launch of AEHF 5, arranged for 2:35 PM EDT since writing. Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing story covering the launch and potential success of the U.S. Area Force’s first objective. Updates to follow.

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