18 September 2013
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-3 (AEHF-3) satellite for the U.S. Air Force lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, at 4:10 a.m. EDT today. The AEHF satellite is a joint-service satellite communications system that will provide global and secure communications for military assets. This was ULA's 9th launch for the year and marks the 40th Atlas V mission and the 75th launch for ULA. ULA's next launch is the Delta IV GPS IIF-5 mission for the Air Force scheduled for 17 Oct. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (Image Credit: ULA)
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