"In the days, weeks, and months to come, we'll be following the advice of the government and health authorities to protect our teams in the United States and New Zealand". That's the new space-focused arm of the US military that was officially formed a year ago, in response to what the administration has characterized as a growing need to ensure America's assets in space are properly defended.
The U.S. Space Force will be launching the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) Satellite aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral tonight at 12:27 am IST.
Atlas V rocket is prepared to launch today, March 26th, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, United Launch Alliance has announced. "This launch extends that communication into a timeframe beyond 2030".
Built by Lockheed Martin, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) family of satellites is created to provide constant, protected communications services for USA warfighters on the ground, sea and air. The other five AEHF satellites were sent into orbit by Atlas V rockets between 2010 and 2019.
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Italy is still the epicenter for the meantime because they have 63, 927 cases and they are followed by the United States. In terms of cases per million, China's is 56 while Italy has the total case per million population of 1144.
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Sun Shuopeng said he was shocked to see so many people walking around, using public transportation and eating out in hotels. With 546 most of the deaths on Saturday were in the Milan region registered in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.
The actual satellite deployment will occur roughly five hours after liftoff, and ULA won't be airing that since they typically don't with any national defense-related missions.
'Nothing stops the space launch mission!' the 45th Space Wing tweeted from Cape Canaveral, Florida during the launch of the $1 billion satellite.
"I'm especially proud of our military professionals who continue to ensure that the vital space systems remain operational in support of our nation", Raymond said in a video tweeted out by the Space Force on Friday. The satellites have an upgraded anti-jamming capability.
Thursday's launch provided some rare action for space fans in these unusual lockdown days.
Mike Wall is the author of "Out There" (Grand Central Publishing, 2018; illustrated byKarl Tate), a book about the search for alien life.