Launch of Delta IV Rocket Carrying WGS-9 US Air Force Satellite


An American Delta IV rocket in the (5,4) configuration successfully blasted off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral today, March 19th 2017 at 00:18 UTC. The 35th flight of the Delta IV carried the US Air Force’s WGS-9 satellite into orbit.

WGS-9 (Wideband Global Satcom) has a planned life of atleast 14 years and with it’s X-band and Ka-Band transponders will provide coverage for the United States.

Source: ULA



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