Satellite AEHF-1 (Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite-1, USA 214) of US Air Force

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names AEHF-1 (Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite-1, USA 214)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner US Air Force
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -69
Perigee (km) 35872
Apogee (km) 36103
Eccentricity 0.00272678982470637
Inclination (degrees) 4.36
Period (minutes) 1446.36
Launch Mass (kg.) 6169
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 14-08-2010
Expected Lifetime 14 yrs.
Contractor Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Atlas 5
COSPAR Number 2010-039A
NORAD Number 36868
Comments Constellation of 3 plus 1; will replace the Milstar system. This Satellite´s main engine failed right after launch, stranding it in a transfer orbit. It may reach its GEO orbit by summer 2011.

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