Atlas V 531 | AEHF-3 (USA-246)

Atlas V 531 | AEHF-3 (USA-246)

Space Launch Complex 41
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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AEHF-3 (USA-246)

This is the third satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.

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Atlas V 531


Height 60.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 7450 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 3.80 Meters

Mass To LEO 15530 kg

Liftoff Mass 479 Tonnes


Launch Success 4

Consecutive Success 4

Maiden Flight Unknown

Launch Failures 0


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