VIDEO: ULA Delta IV Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral Scheduled For March 13

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance has announced their next rocket launch from Cape Canaveral is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13.

The Delta IV rocket will carry the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) which will increase bandwidth for U.S. military satellites.

A launch window hasn’t been announced yet.

• Rocket: Delta IV Medium+ (5,4)
• Mission: 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10)
• Launch Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
• Launch Time: More details to come
• Launch Broadcast: More details to come
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Information: The 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) satellite, the fourth Block II follow-on satellite, supports communications links in the X-band and Ka-band spectra. While Block I and II satellites can instantaneously filter and downlink up to 4.410 GHz, WGS-10 can filter and downlink up to 8.088 GHz of bandwidth.

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Depending on the mix of ground terminals, data rates and modulation and coding schemes employed, a single WGS satellite can support data transmission rates over 6 Gbps, and WGS-10 with its advanced digital channelizer may support over 11 Gbps.

Launch Notes: WGS-10 will be the eighth flight of the Delta IV in the Medium+ (5,4) configuration; all launches in this configuration have delivered WGS missions to orbit. This mission also will be the 39th launch of the Delta IV since its inaugural launch in 2002.

United Launch Alliance has announced their next rocket launch from Cape Canaveral is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13. (ULA Image)

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