Delta 4 Launches WGS-9 SATCOM Military Satellite

A Delta IV rocket carrying the WGS-9 SATCOM US Military satellite was launched successfully from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  The Delta IV WGS-9 SATCOM satellite will provide the US Military with enhanced capability to contact troops in the field.

This mission was launched aboard a Delta IV Medium+ (5, 4) configuration. This has a 5m diameter payload fairing for larger payloads, and 4 Graphite-Epoxy Motors (GEM-60s) strap-on boosters to provide the required thrust.

This was ULA’s 3rd launch of 2017 and the 118th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.

Delta IV IGNIGITION!!!
Delta IV IGNIGITION!!!
Main Delta IV Main Engine Start
Main Delta IV Main Engine Start
DELTA IV LAUNCH
DELTA IV LAUNCH
DELTA IV has Cleared the Tower
Close Up View of Delta IV rockets
Delta IV Burning 2,000 lbs of Fuel Every Second!!
Delta IV Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Jettison After Just Over 2 minutes into the flight

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