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NEW US MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE TO LAUNCH SATURDAY

NEW US MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE TO LAUNCH SATURDAY A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket is poised to lift off this Saturday (March 18) to deliver a multipurpose communications satellite into orbit for the U.S. military. Blastoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is scheduled for 7:44 p.m. EDT (2344 GMT), and will be the second launch this week from the Eastern Range. The launch window closes at 8:59 p.m. EDT (0059 GMT on March 19). Perched atop the rocket is the ninth member of the $442 million Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network, which collects and routes real-time data through thousands of terminals worldwide and supports the military's Global Broadcast Service.    More



(Source: Space.com - Mar 18)

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