United Launch Alliance (ULA) is planning to launch an Atlas V rocket carrying the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center. It’s on track for liftoff at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station later today. Read more for the livestream and additional information.
The Atlas V 551 configuration rocket, producing over 2.5-million pounds of thrust at liftoff, is the most powerful in the Atlas V fleet. The 551 rocket has already launched several critical missions for the US, such as the MUOS constellation and historic science missions, like New Horizons, the first mission to Pluto and the Juno mission to Jupiter.
- Bring to life the rocket launch that took humans to the moon with the meter-high (approximately 1: 110 scale) model rocket of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. This space toy with astronaut figures lets you role play the many missions the Saturn V completed.
- The Saturn V rocket kit includes 3 removable rocket stages (first, s-ii second, and s-ivb third) below the launch escape system, command and service module. Plus, there are 2 minifigures to accompany the Lunar Lander and splashdown rocket toy.
- After building the Saturn V rocket, you can display the spacecraft horizontally with 3 stands. The Lunar Lander docks with the command and service modules while the Lunar Orbiter sends the rocket into space.
- Recreate space adventures with this NASA toy and action figures based off of the included booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this build and play set
- This spaceship toy measures over 39-inches (100 centimeter) high and 6-inches (17 centimeter) in diameter. It includes 1,969 pieces and is ideal for boys and girls 14 years or older.
In the current dynamic environment, national security is of utmost importance. We are proud to launch the first National Security Space mission for the U.S. Space Force and look forward to delivering the final AEHF asset to support our nation’s national defense and the warfighter community,” said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Government and Commercial Programs.