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ULA Launches Delta IV Rocket Carrying Military Satellite From Cape Canaveral

Photo: ULA via Twitter
Photo: ULA via Twitter

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV launched from Space Launch Complex-37. On board was one of the Air Force’s high-capacity satellite communication system – called Wideband Global SATCOM.

“Kudos to the Air Force and all of our mission partners on today’s successful launch and orbital delivery of the WGS-7 satellite,” said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president.

The Boeing-built satellite will support military operations through both war and peace times with high speed data and video.

It’s the second launch in eight days for the public-private launch venture ULA. They’re planning on another satellite launch August 31.

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.