US launches advanced satellite in 1st Space Force national security mission

Drumboy44

DEFCON Staff
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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket took to the skies Thursday afternoon (March 26), delivering a highly advanced communications satellite to orbit for the U.S. Space Force.

The rocket, outfitted with five strap-on solid rocket boosters, leapt off the pad from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here at 4:18 p.m. EDT (2018 GMT), near the middle of a planned two-hour window.

Perched atop the rocket was the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite. AEHF-6 is the final satellite in the AEHF constellation, and it will provide jam-proof communications — including real-time video — between U.S. national leadership and deployed military forces.

 

Obreid

Power Poster
Are you familiar with the Knowledge Doubling Curve?
Pretty simple but massive scary implications.
No matter what happens we have no idea what the future holds.
My dad herded sheep and walked behind a team of miles while he “check” cultivated one 20 acre field of corn at a time.
Now farmers locate their tractors geospatially in the field and set back and watch the machine navigate the whole field turning at row end and raising and lowering the implement as it goes.
Thanks for keeping an eye on other defense developments
 
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