Space Force launches first mission

By The Hill The U.S. Space Force conducted its first launch Thursday, sending a military communications satellite into orbit. A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket blasted the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “Congrats @ulalaunch on today’s successful launch of #AEHF6—our 1st USSF Nat’l Security Space Launch!” Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond tweeted Thursday, thanking those involved in the project. The launch, deemed mission essential, went ahead Thursday despite the coronavirus outbreak that has infected at least 280 U.S. troops and disrupted training exercises, overseas deployments and other… …read more


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