Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches
AIAA Daily Launch 18 September 2013
NASASpaceFlight (9/18, Graham) reports the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite aboard an Atlas V rocket successfully launched after a delay due to the weather. This was ULA’s ninth launch for the year. The article notes there are three more ULA launches in 2013. The next launch will involve a Delta IV rocket with a GPS satellite on October 17.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Sept 18, 2013)- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-3) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 4:10 a.m. EDT today. The AEHF constellation is a joint-service satellite communications system that will provide survivable, global, secure, protected and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets. (Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance)