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To round out the end of the work week, the United Launch Alliance plans to launch a military satellite out of Florida this evening, marking the second flight of the year for the company. ULA’s Delta IV rocket will be lofting a communications satellite called Wideband Global SATCOM, or WGS-10, for the US Air Force. And it’s one of the last times this particular rocket will lift off.
This is the 10th Air Force satellite of its kind. When in space, WGS-10 will join nine other spacecraft in the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation, all of which are designed to provide communications for military personnel, the US State Department, the US’s international partners, and more. But unlike a few of the satellite’s predecessors, WGS-10 will have a…
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