The United States Space Force propelled its first national security crucial, sending an ultra-secure military correspondence satellite into space even as the coronavirus pandemic deadens a great part of the nation.
The Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite was propelled from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 4:18 pm (2018 GMT) onboard an Atlas V551 rocket.
AEHF-6, as the satellite is called, is the 6th and last in the Lockheed Martin AEHF group of stars.
It will join the other five, which were propelled somewhere in the range of 2010 and 2019, on Friday around 0400 GMT in the wake of arriving at the geostationary circle.
The satellite group of stars gives "worldwide, survivable, ensured interchanges abilities for vital order and strategic warfighters working on ground, ocean and air stages," as per Lockheed Martin.
What's more, it gives "senior administration a survivable line of interchanges to military powers in all degrees of contention, including atomic war," it said.
The framework highlights encryption, a low likelihood of capture and discovery, and it is jammer-safe and ready to infiltrate the electro-attractive obstruction brought about by atomic weapons, it included.
The White House declared the formation of the new Space Force military arm in December, with President Donald Trump calling space "the world's most current warfighting area."