United Launch Alliance will use an Atlas V 551 rocket to launch the sixth and final spacecraft in the Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) series for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center.
AEHF satellites provide global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms. Atlas V rockets successfully launched the first five AEHF satellites between 2010 and 2019.
- Rocket: Atlas V 551
- Mission: Sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6)
- Launch Date: March 19 at 3:22 p.m. EDT with a two hour launch window
- Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida