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In touch with the president: US completes formation of AEHF satellite system

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AEHF Satellite



The United States planned on March 26 the launch of the last satellite needed to complete the formation of the AEHF (Advanced Extremely High Frequency) system. She is responsible for ensuring that the US command (including the president and the Joint Chiefs of Staff) are protected and immune to interference from deployed military units.

Although this is the last launch of the AEHF satellite, it will allow the [AES] constellation to operate at full power, which marks the beginning of the full life cycle of the AEHF system

- said the Lockheed Martin corporation in charge of the project.

Satellites weighing more than 6,1 tons were created on the A2100M platform. In total, five satellites were put into orbit between 2010 and 2019. The last of them, AEHF-6, is just about to take off into space today, although this was expected the previous year. The cost of the products is about $ 1,8 billion, their launch is up to $ 230 million. The launch into space is carried out by ULA Atlas V rocket with the Centaur booster block.

The AEHF system, placed in the geosynchronous orbit of the Earth and put into operation in July 2015, can be used by Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Australia, in addition to the United States.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 26 March 2020 06: 40 New
    +3
    Trump will now have space Twitter! laughing
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 26 March 2020 06: 54 New
      +5
      in what, and in this the Yankees have become more skilled. You need to somehow level the situation.
      1. Finches
        Finches 26 March 2020 06: 55 New
        -2
        And we have GLONASS, and you? laughing
        1. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 26 March 2020 07: 23 New
          +3
          Quote: Finches
          And we have GLONASS, and you?
          And one more reason for pride: the first stage of the Atlas on RD-180 engines! So-so, though, pride ...
      2. Gray brother
        Gray brother 26 March 2020 07: 27 New
        +1
        Quote: Aerodrome
        in what, and in this the Yankees have become more skilled. You need to somehow level the situation.

        Gonets-M
      3. The comment was deleted.
      4. Aleksandr1971
        Aleksandr1971 26 March 2020 07: 39 New
        +1
        The answer is the creation of missile weapons equipped with nuclear warheads to destroy satellites using EMP.
        And you do not need to create a mirror system because: 1) we do not have global forces with which to keep in touch; 2) expensive.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 26 March 2020 07: 06 New
    -3
    To whom .... but to "lousy" if only they would pay a denyushka!
    Most normal countries are now a little not up to the "war games" ....
  3. Aleks2048
    Aleks2048 26 March 2020 08: 31 New
    +1
    And what are the parameters of the launched communication system?
  4. Glory1974
    Glory1974 26 March 2020 08: 48 New
    0
    The goal of the Americans is to reach the parameters of satellite communications with a data transfer rate of 10 gigabits per second. in any region of the world. and the creation of a fully autonomous military communications system. Even the wealthy United States still use the resource of civilian systems for communication. So, during the operation in Iraq, 30% of the armed forces were concentrated, while 100% of the satellite constellation. But it was still not enough and had to be rented from civilians.
    We are significantly behind them with our 4,8 kbps. But we do not need such volumes of information transfer. But it is definitely necessary to develop in this direction.
    1. Operator
      Operator 26 March 2020 09: 18 New
      -4
      Optical fiber (resistant to air ionization after nuclear explosions) within the borders of the Russian Federation is our everything.
      1. Glory1974
        Glory1974 26 March 2020 09: 35 New
        -1
        fiber does not replace satellite communications.
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt 26 March 2020 09: 55 New
      +2
      Quote: glory1974
      behind with its 4,8 kbps.

      What do you mean? Even at the dawn of the Internet, there were no such speeds.
      1. Glory1974
        Glory1974 27 March 2020 08: 38 New
        0
        Even at the dawn of the Internet, there were no such speeds.

        It's not about the Internet. We are talking about the speed of information transfer via satellite communication channels.
        A satellite phone works at that speed.
  5. slipped
    slipped 26 March 2020 11: 29 New
    +1
    Quote: Gray Brother
    Quote: Aerodrome
    in what, and in this the Yankees have become more skilled. You need to somehow level the situation.

    Gonets-M


    No, this is an analogue of our Blagovest system deployed last year. Only our platform is technologically more interesting and easier, because their satellites are actually dragging their “booster block” with them, and we have it autonomous.
  6. NordUral
    NordUral 26 March 2020 11: 38 New
    0
    The AEHF system, placed in the geosynchronous orbit of the Earth and put into operation in July 2015, except Canada, can be used by Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Australia.
  7. slipped
    slipped 26 March 2020 12: 07 New
    +3
    Quote: Aleksandr1971
    And you do not need to create a mirror system because: 1) we do not have global forces with which to keep in touch; 2) expensive.


    We have a "mirror" system of four geostationary satellites.