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WGS-5 (USA-243)

Delta IV M+(5,4)

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Mission


WGS-5 (USA-243)

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit

WGS-5 is the fifth of 10 high-capacity military communications satellites providing vital service for tactical forces who rely on WGS for connectivity to the Defence Information Systems Network (DISN).

Location


Space Launch Complex 37B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 37B has witnessed the launch of 39 rockets, including 39 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 37B

Rocket


United Launch Alliance Delta IV M+(5,4)

description

Delta IV M+(5,4)

Agency


United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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