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Atlas 5 launch adds to U.S. military’s secure communications satellite network


Atlas 5 launch adds to U.S. military’s secure communications satellite network A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket fired into space Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a $1.1 billion U.S. Air Force communications satellite, delivering fresh capacity for the military’s voice, video and data relay networks. The 197-foot-tall (60-meter) Atlas 5 launcher lifted off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:13 a.m. EDT (1013 GMT) Thursday.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Aug 9)

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