AEHF-2 Covers Europe


The second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral last Friday is positioned in geostationary orbit over Europe, which is the most useful for program members the Netherlands and the U.K. AEHF satellites are launched and operated by the United States, and Canada is also involved in the program.

United Launch Alliance photo

AEHF-2 will cover not only Europe, but also the Middle East and Atlantic Ocean.

The first AEHF satellite was launched in August 2010, the third will be launched in 2013 and the launch date of the fourth has not yet been decided.

The Netherlands, which expects AEHF capacity to be available in 2013, will have ground stations in its own territory in Europe and in Curacao and will acquire mobile land and ship terminals. The Dutch ground terminals will be delivered at the beginning of 2013, and the ship terminals will be installed in its four LCF frigates during planned overhauls in 2016.

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