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USA: Delta IV rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral with WGS-8 satellite00:30

USA: Delta IV rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral with WGS-8 satellite

United States, Florida
December 8, 2016 at 05:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched a Delta IV rocket carrying the eighth satellite in the US Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom system, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday evening.

WGS-8 successfully launched at 18:52 ET (23:52 GMT). It is a communications satellite to provide communications for the United States Air Force and its national and international partners.

WGS-8 satellites are constructed by Boeing, each spacecraft has a design lifespan of fourteen years. The first WGS was launched in October 2007.

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United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched a Delta IV rocket carrying the eighth satellite in the US Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom system, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday evening.

WGS-8 successfully launched at 18:52 ET (23:52 GMT). It is a communications satellite to provide communications for the United States Air Force and its national and international partners.

WGS-8 satellites are constructed by Boeing, each spacecraft has a design lifespan of fourteen years. The first WGS was launched in October 2007.

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