• The U.S. launched the Delta IV rocket ninth military communications satellite

  • The American company United Launch Alliance launched the rocket Delta IV with the ninth communication satellite Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-9). On Saturday, March 18, according to ULA.

    The rocket was launched at 03:18 Moscow time from the cosmodrome on Cape Canaveral (Florida).

    Satellite WGS-9, developed by Boeing, is designed to transmit signals between warships, submarines, aircraft, ground troops. Access to it than the US will have Armed forces of Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and Luxembourg, betrays RIA Novosti.

    The launch vehicle Delta IV with the eighth satellite was produced 8 December 2016. Camera WGS-8 is designed to provide broadband data transmission for the armed forces of the United States.

    The family of satellites WGS is an element of the new system of military space communications with high bandwidth.


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