Spaceflight Now Home


Sign up for our NewsAlert service and have the latest news in astronomy and space e-mailed direct to your desktop.

Enter your e-mail address:

Privacy note: your e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose.

WGS 2 readied for launch aboard Atlas 5 rocket

This collection of photos shows the Wideband Global SATCOM 2 satellite being encapsulated into the rocket's nose cone at the Astrotech preparation facility on February 26. The payload was transported to the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 for mounting atop the Atlas 5 rocket on March 4.

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance