Delta IV delivers daunting display powering international military WGS-9 satcom to orbit

Tonight, the United Launch Alliance is set to launch one of its Delta IV rockets from Cape Canaveral, Florida, sending a communications satellite into space for the US military. Itíll mark the first Delta IV launch of 2017, and the seventh launch of a certain configuration of the rocket known as the Medium+ (5,4). This version of the vehicle is equipped with four additional strap-on rocket motors at its base, to provide extra thrust during launch. Providing high-capacity communication capabilities for the US military all over the globe The satellite going up tonight is the ninth one for the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system, a constellation of satellites that provides high-capacity communication capabilities for the US military all... Continue reading…

Delta IV delivers daunting display powering international military WGS-9 satcom to orbit

On the 70th anniversary year commemorating the United States Air Force, a ULA Delta IV rocket put on a daunting display of nighttime rocket fire power shortly after sunset Saturday, March 19 ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Pacific

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Sun 19 Mar 17 from USA today

Air Forceís WGS-9 Satellite Launched Atop Delta IV Rocket | Video

The United Launch Alliance rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on March 18, 2017. It was carrying the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM ...

Sun 19 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

Advanced US Military Communications Satellite Launches Into Orbit

A Delta IV rocket blasted off Saturday night (March 18) to deliver a $445 million U.S. military communications satellite into orbit, the ninth member of a planned network of 10 satellites.

Sat 18 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

Launch Photos: Delta IV Launches WGS-9 Military Communications Satellite

On March 18, 2017, the U.S. military communications satellite WGS-9 launched into orbit atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket. See photos from the rocket launch here.

Sat 18 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

New US Military Communications Satellite Launches Today: How to Watch Live

Catch a live broadcast of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket as it sends a military communications satellite into orbit tonight (March 18) at 7:44 p.m. EDT (2344 GMT).

Sat 18 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

New US Military Communications Satellite to Launch Saturday

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket is poised to lift off Saturday (March 18) to deliver into orbit a multipurpose communications satellite that will join the U.S. military's Wideband Global ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

SpaceX Wins Its Second GPS 3 Launch Contract

SpaceX beat United Launch Alliance to win a $96.5 million contract to launch a GPS 3 navigation satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in early 2019, the U.S. Air Force announced March 14.

Thu 16 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

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