US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US space forces have completed their first mission since its inception, writes The Hill. According to the newspaper, Washington sent a modern high-frequency military communications satellite into low Earth orbit, designed to renew the American space group.
US space forces carried out their first mission by launching a military communications satellite into orbit, writes The Hill.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launched into space the sixth modern high-frequency satellite (AEHF) from the US Air Force base at Cape Canaveral.
“Congratulations to @ulalaunch on today’s successful launch. # AEHF6 is the first launch of the US COP for national security,” General John Raymond, space operations commander, wrote on Twitter.
This important mission took place on Thursday even despite the outbreak of coronavirus, which infected at least 280 US troops. At the same time, the pandemic interfered with military exercises, and also brought chaos to US foreign operations.
It is assumed that the AEHF will replace in orbit the older group of military communications satellites of the Milstar system. The sixth satellite AEHF is the last within the framework of the 15 billionth program, since the Air Force managed to send the previous five into space before the creation of the SC.
This agency has become a priority for U.S. President Donald Trump since 2018. U.S. Space Forces were created to protect U.S. assets in space from Washington’s opponents like Russia and China.
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