Event Type: LAUNCH
• Rocket: Atlas V 551
• Mission: Fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5)
• Launch Date: Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019
• Launch Time: Launch window opens at 5:44 a.m. EDT
• Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Mission Information: United Launch Alliance will use an Atlas V 551 rocket to launch the fifth communications satellite in the Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) series for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. AEHF satellites provide highly-secure, jam-proof connectivity between U.S. national leadership and deployed military forces. Atlas V rockets successfully launched the first four AEHF satellites in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2018.
Launch Notes: The AEHF-5 launch will mark the 80th Atlas V mission since the inaugural launch in 2002 and the 10th in the 551 configuration.