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WGS in Orbit image credit Boeing.

Launch of Delta IV with payload WGS-8


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Launch of WGS-8 on a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex LC-37B
Launch scheduled for 7 Dec 16 at 23:53 GMT
Local time 7 Dec 16 at 6:53pm EST

United Launch Alliance will launch a Delta IV rocket carrying the 8th spacecraft in the series of Wideband Global SATCOM for the US Air Force.

The Delta IV will be flying in the Medium Plus configuration with a single core booster, 4 strap-on solid rocket boosters and a 5 metre payload fairing.

WGS satellites are important elements of a high-capacity satellite communications system providing enhanced communications capabilities to America's troops in the field for the next decade and beyond. WGS enables more robust and flexible execution of Command and Control, Communications Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), as well as battle management and combat support information functions. The WGS constellation augments the existing service available through the UHF Follow-on satellite by providing enhanced information broadcast capabilities.
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