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AEHF-3 (USA-246)

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

This is the third satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.

Atlas V 531

Family: Atlas
Configuration: 531

Atlas V with 5m Fairing, 3 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    60.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    479 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V 531
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    531
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas V 531
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $140000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    15530 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    7450 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    3080 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 248 Failures: 3 Pending: 31

Agency Type: Commercial

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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