WEATHER REPORT: Delta IV Rocket Launch On Friday Shows 80-Percent ‘Go’ From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // March 14, 2019
Launch window opens at 6:56 p.m. ET
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance next rocket launch is scheduled for Friday, March 15, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The forecast from the 45th Weather Squadron has improved to 80% GO for Friday evening.
Launch window opens at 6:56 p.m. ET.
The Delta IV rocket will carry the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) satellite and the fourth Block II follow-on satellite, which 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.
• 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
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.
Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
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