The Air Force's first advanced extremely high frequency satellite is sitting atop its Atlas V launch vehicle at the launch pad at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., and is ready to go for its planned ride into space on Aug. 14, 2010, Lockheed Martin, the satellite's supplier, announced Aug. 12, 2010. AEHF satellites will replace the current Milstar constellation, providing protected and survivable communications to US and allied military personnel. Here, AEHF-1 shown during its fairing encapsulation on the Atlas V at Cape Canaveral.
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