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AEHF-1 Recovery Team wins 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award

Dave Madden, director of the Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate, and Amy Butler, senior Pentagon editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology, pose with the 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award, during the 55th Annual Laureate Awards ceremony, held March 7, in Washington, D.C. Madden accepted the award on behalf of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Flight-1 Recovery Team. The team was honored for their successful planning and execution of an innovative 14-month orbit raising campaign, and mission-saving recovery of the $1.7 billion, first-of-its-kind AEHF-1 satellite. Photo courtesy of Aviation Week.

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