United Launch Alliance helps make US Space Force’s first space mission a success
the US space force now operates in space. Thursday, United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), launched the sixth Advanced Very High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite on an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Base. With that last piece in place, the AEHF satellite network will provide interference-resistant communications capabilities for the United States and its allies.
Expressing his gratitude for the success of the mission, General Jay Raymond, chief of space operations for the US Space Force, said: “From our acquisition experts at SMC, to the satellite developers at Lockheed Martin, to the crews of Air Mobility Command and our lineup of 45th Space Wing support teams, we greatly appreciate the collaboration with the ULA team who all contributed to this historic first launch of national security space under US Space. Strength. “
Created within the United States Air Force, the Space Force, the most recent branch of the United States military, was established in December 2019. According to its website, the Space Force is “a military service which organizes, trains and equips space forces to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and provide space capabilities to the joint force. “
Yesterday’s launch represents the 83rd successful launch of an Atlas V rocket and the 138th launch for ULA. The next scheduled ULA launch for the US Space Force will be in May.
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