Atlas 5 launches AEHF-3
9/18/13 ~ 4:10am

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On a moonlit morning (check out the full moon behind the rocket in photo 2 and others!), a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 531 rocket, with three 67-foot solid rocket boosters and a five-meter payload fairing, launches the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite, AEHF-3. This launch marked the 75th for ULA since forming in 2006 and the 40th flight of the Atlas 5 rocket since its 2002 debut.

See beautiful photos of the
AEHF-1 and AEHF-2 launches!

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