Atlas 5 launches AEHF 5 as seen from Kennedy Space Center (members only)
Atlas 5 launch timeline on the AEHF 5 mission
Photos: Atlas 5 rocket rolls out to launch pad 41
Photos: AEHF 5 satellite encapsulated for launch
Video: Atlas 5 rolls out to launch pad with the Air Force’s AEHF 5 comsat (members only)
Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral
United Launch Alliance teams at Cape Canaveral launched an Atlas 5 rocket at 6:13 a.m. EDT (1013 GMT) Thursday with the U.S. Air Force’s fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite. The AEHF 5 satellite will join a network of geostationary relay stations providing secure, jam-resistant video, voice and data links for the U.S. military.
ULA delays Atlas 5 launch to August
United Launch Alliance is pushing back its next Atlas 5 launch from Cape Canaveral until no earlier than Aug. 8, allowing time for engineers to ensure an unspecified anomaly during component testing at a supplier will have no impact on the Atlas 5’s mission to place a U.S. Air Force communications satellite into orbit.