The WGS-9 successfully launched at 8.18pm after a short delay caused by a ground issue with the swing arm supporting the ULA Delta IV Medium+ rocket.
The U.S. military’s ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global Satcom jam-resistant military communications satellite has successfully launched into geosynchronous orbit aboard United Launch Alliance’s four-booster Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This launch is particularly significant to U.S. allies Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand, who financed the WGS-9 spacecraft in exchange for access to the entire encrypted voice and data exchange ...
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