United States launched a military satellite into orbit next-generation AEHF (Advanced Extremely High Frequency).
It is reported by Reuters.
“Booster Atlas 5 satellite on board launched from Cape Canaveral on Friday,” – said in a statement.
Satellite launched will be the second in the group AEHF. It is planned that after the formation of AEHF satellite constellation it will include four such spacecraft. The cost of each satellite AEHF more than a billion dollars. His term of service – 14 years.
The application allows extremely high frequency satellite AEHF significantly increase the data rate and increase the amount of traffic. In addition, AEHF system resistant to electronic jamming and provide increased protection of classified information.