Atlas 5 Rocket Getting Ready for Liftoff

Liftoff for the next Atlas 5 rocket is scheduled for September 25, 2013 at 2:36:a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, marking United Launch Alliance’s 75th mission. The rocket will carry the Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite No. 3 into a supersynchronous transfer orbit.

This AEHF satellite is the third in a series of six built by Lockheed Martin, and provides ultra-secure US communications between the president, military commanders and troops. VACCO proudly supplies the following hardware:

To read more about ULA’s 75th mission and the AEHF satellite series, click here.