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US Space Force launches first mission despite coronavirus


AEHF-6, as the satellite is called, is the sixth and final in the Lockheed Martin AEHF constellation.

The United States Space Force launched its first national security mission on March 26, sending an ultra-secure military communication satellite into orbit even as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzes much of the country.

The Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 4:18 pm (2018 GMT) aboard an Atlas V551 rocket.

AEHF-6, as the satellite is called, is the sixth and final in the Lockheed Martin AEHF constellation.

It will join the other five, which ...


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