ManTech is honored to support the launch of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) mission satellite. The AEHF series is the next generation of global communications satellites used by all branches of the U.S. military. Combatant commanders and operational forces worldwide will use the AEHF system to provide secure, responsive, and survivable space-based, strategic, and tactical military communications.
Supporting the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, ManTech's Space Systems Launch and Range team of acquisition, engineering and integration professionals work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Air Force and the United Launch Alliance, makers of the Atlas V rocket that launches the satellite, from initial acquisition through day of launch. Together we ensure that space-based communications technology allows our military to coordinate increasingly complex military operations. ManTech's job is to perform systems engineering: We make sure that the different systems used on the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELV) work together flawlessly and that satellites are integrated properly on both Atlas and Delta rockets. The team also supports integration of NASA spacecraft onto launch vehicles, such as in the recent launch of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Mars Science Laboratory.
Watch the launch live here: www.ulalaunch.com or www.spaceflightnow.com