Atlas V to launch AFSPC-11

Flying in its most powerful configuration with five Solid Rocket Boosters, an Atlas V rocket will lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Saturday with the AFSPC-11 mission of the United States Air Force. AFSPC-11 comprises two payloads - the CBAS military communications satellite and the EAGLE experimental satellite hosting a small deployable satellite and a series of technology demonstrations covering Space Situational Awareness, space weather sensing and a resilient spacecraft platform. Atlas V is tasked with a direct delivery into a Geostationary Drift Orbit, creating a long mission duration of nearly seven hours.

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Launch Date: April 14, 2018Launch Updates
Window: 23:13 - 01:11 UTCCBAS Satellite
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape CanaveralEAGLE Experimental Platform
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 551Atlas V 551 Launch Vehicle
Payload: CBAS & EAGLE (<4,000kg)Countdown Timeline
Ascent Duration: 6 Hours 57 Minutes Launch Profile
Target Orbit: Geostationary Drift Orbit