Atlas V 531
AEHF-3 (USA-246)

Atlas V 531 | AEHF-3 (USA-246)

United Launch Alliance launch of a Atlas V 531 Rocket

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United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Atlas V 531 rocket as part of the AEHF-3 (USA-246) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed, Sep 18th, 2013, 4:10 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Atlas V 531 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

AEHF-3 (USA-246)

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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 531

United Launch Alliance

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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