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August 24th, 2016

L-3 Cincinnati Electronics How A Team Can Launch A Rocket On A Secret Mission 

Getting a rocket into space, and then successfully releasing its satellites takes a team effort. Part of the team recently involved in the Delta IV lauch for the Air Force Space Command 6 (AFSPC-6) was L-3 Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE).

A member of the Delta IV configuration rocket team, announced that they participated in the successful United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV launch in support of the Air Force Space Command 6 (AFSPC-6) mission. The Delta IV, equipped with L-3’s avionics, was launched on August 19 from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The AFSPC-6 mission carried satellites for the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) to identify and monitor potential threats in geosynchronous orbit for US Strategic Command and to complete the Space Surveillance Network (SSN).

Mark Dapore, L-3 CE’s vice president and general manager of Space Electronics stated,  “Participating in the ULA launch to We are pleased to be part of the team supporting US Strategic Command in its mission of providing the U.S. with situational awareness in space.”

Included in the L-3 avionics for the mission were the launch vehicle’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) transmitter, as well as the safety command destruct receivers.