Launch of Delta IV Rocket Carrying WGS-9 US Air Force Satellite

An American Delta IV rocket in the (5,4) configuration successfully blasted off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral today, March 19th 2017 at 00:18 UTC. The 35th flight of the Delta IV carried the US Air Force's WGS-9 satellite into orbit.

WGS-9 (Wideband Global Satcom) has a planned life of atleast 14 years and with it's X-band and Ka-Band transponders will provide coverage for the United States.

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Author Shane Ruys ( ago)
I was on a flight from Ottawa to Ft. Myers that night and we watched the launch from the plane. Pretty neat!

Author Gavin Faulkner ( ago)
SpaceX is clearly leaps and bounds ahead of other US space agencies in that they have made the sensible upgrade to metric. (At least in their public facing side of affairs). This makes it much easier for the rest of the world to understand.

Author Санёк Фролов ( ago)
И этому театральному атракциону я должен верить ??? да идите вы в ж...!

Author Ryan19812012 ( ago)
The air force is jealous of space x.

Author Mykola Reznik ( ago)
ne e to technicka revoljucija -na reaktivnoj tjahe,prezentuju pohyb prez otcentrovu silu.Ahoj.

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Author Robert M. ( ago)
actually saw the flame from Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando. It was still bright enough to be seen for a few seconds, then dissapeared.

Author suprasaecularis ( ago)
second stage , no acceleration.

Author Kni ( ago)
Space X

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Author sparkdog44 ( ago)
Mach 5 in 2 mins....awesome. Mach 10 in an additional that's moving.

Author Ron Hunter ( ago)
Very cool!

Author Fei Xiang ( ago)
wow that srb separation looks hell of close

Author JetSeb ( ago)
So much technology for a shitty footage, I seen ppl mount go pros on rockets and this only get a ground camera and a shitty FDR

Author xc5647321 xc5647321 ( ago)
likes this!!!

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Author TheDizizope ( ago)
I watched it launch live from my back yard

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