Liftoff! Atlas V AEHF-4
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the AEHF-4 mission for the U.S. Air Force lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on October 17, 2018. The AEHF system, developed by Lockheed Martin, provides vastly improved global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters. The launch of AEHF-4 marks ULA’s 50th launch for the U.S. Air Force and the 250th flight of the Centaur upper stage.
Photo credit: United Launch Alliance