However, the U.S. Space Force immediately took action.
The Atlas V 551 rocket was blasted into space at 20:18 UTC by the United Launch Alliance, a joint effort between Lockheed Martin and Boeing Defense based in Virginia. A hydraulic fault stopped the countdown for 80 minutes before the problem was fixed. "The satellite is operating as expected and is ready to undergo orbit raising and on-orbit testing for the next several months after which it will provide mission critical capabilities to our warfighters", said Col. John Dukes, senior materiel leader, SMC Production Corps' Geosynchronous Orbit Division.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its flawless track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force.
According to Ars Technica, the first phase of the launch was considered a success.
The six-satellite AEHF constellation circles Earth in geostationary orbit, about 22,200 miles (35,700 kilometers) above the planet.
Since its establishment previous year, the sixth division of the U.S. Armed Forces has been mercilessly mocked-first for its camouflage uniforms, then for its near-exact replica of Star Trek's Starfleet Command logo.
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Not only that, but they also limit the people helping on the launch since military men are now required to help on quarantine centers.
If you are not familiar, the Space Force is the latest addition to the armed forces of the United States of America.
"We are cleaning all of our [operation] centers. and telling our folks that are on the crew that this is not the time to be out and about".
U.S. Space Force: "Even in the face of a pandemic, we need to continue essential tasks."
'There are critical things, or mission essential things, that the US Department of Defence does every day.
ULA also addressed how and why it was able to get this launch off as planned despite the global COVID-19 crisis.
"It's the very first launch for the U.S. Space Force".