Florida: ULA successfully launches Air Force satcom satellite into orbit
- 18 March 2017
The United Launch Alliance successfully launched the Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom 9 satellite on March 18, 2017 in Florida aboard a Delta 4 rocket. The Delta 4 Medium-Plus (5,4) lifted off from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 37 at 8:18 p.m. Eastern, about halfway into its 75-minute launch window. The window opened at 7:44 p.m., but an issue with the swing-arm system on the gantry extended a planned hold in the countdown.
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