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ULA “GO” For Launch Of Delta IV Rocket

The sun rising over the ULA's DeltaIV with WGS-10 on the launch pad Friday. Photo: ULA

United Launch Alliance is poised to launch an Air Force communication satellite Friday from Cape Canaveral.

ULA’s Delta IV Medium rocket will launch the 10th satellite in an Air Force communication constellation. WGS-10 will provide broadband communication for the U.S military and its allies.

The satellite was manufactured by Boeing. The first satellite in the constellation was launched more than 10 years ago.

The launch is scheduled for 6:56 p.m. and the window remains open for about two hours.Weather remains favorable.

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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »