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AEHF is a joint service satellite communications system that will provide survivable, global, secure, protected, and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets to the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and the Netherlands. This system will enhance interoperability between our joint warfighters across the globe. The AEHF system is the follow-on to the Milstar system - augmenting, improving and expanding the Department of Defense's Military Satellite Communications architecture.

Alternate Names

  • 39256
  • AEHF3
  • USA 246

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-09-18
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 6168 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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