Faulty AEHF To Reach Orbital Slot Next Summer

By Amy Butler

The U.S. Air Force’s newest protected satellite communications spacecraft will likely reach operational status 7-8 months later than planned, after a liquid apogee engine designed for orbit raising was deemed useless after two failed burn attempts.

The first Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite was expected to reach its ...

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