IMAGES: United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket Set For Sunset Launch On Florida’s Space Coast
By Space Coast Daily // March 15, 2019
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM is set to liftoff from Cape Canaveral Friday night.
Launch is targeted for 6:56 p.m. ET
Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
• Rocket: Delta IV Medium+ (5,4)
• Mission: 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10)
• Launch Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
• Launch Time: 6:56 p.m. EDT; launch window extends to 9:05 p.m. EDT
• Launch Broadcast: Live launch broadcast will begin at 6:36 p.m. EDT
• 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.
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.
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