February 27, 2001

2001: The USAF successfully launched a Titan IV-B rocket from Cape Canaveral. It carried a MILSTAR satellite to its intended orbit 22,300 miles above the equator. The remaining satellites (DFS-5, and -6) were launched on 15 January 2002, and 8 April 2003. The Milstar system consists of three segments; the space segment which consists of the six satellites, ground terminals and users, and stations to command and control the satellites.