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AEHF 2 (USA 235)

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AEHF 2 (USA 235) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 38254
Int'l Code: 2012-019A
Perigee: 35,768.6 km
Apogee: 35,821.8 km
Inclination: 2.5 °
Period: 1,436.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 42166 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: May 4, 2012
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE EASTERN TEST RANGE (AFETR)

Valued at $1.7 billion, this satellite AEHF-2 becomes the second of a half-dozen to be launched for the creation of a crosslinked constellation of birds that will supply communications to air, sea and ground forces anywhere in the world. Each craft is equipped with stringent anti-jamming features to get vital transmissions to the troops without concern of enemy interference. The satellite constellation's primary purpose is keeping communications flowing between the military and civilian leadership in any extreme wartime environment, which would give the U.S. information superiority.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 38254U 12019A   21107.89363823 -.00000270  00000-0  00000-0 0  9998
2 38254   2.5141  55.2328 0006306  12.1584  32.8943  1.00266643 31942
Source of the keplerian elements: McCants