February 16, 2020

Preview: Upgraded satellite for military communications to launch

December 5, 2016

The backbone of the U.S. military’s global communications network, relied upon by soldiers, ships, jets, aerial drones and allied nations around the world, will receive a new satellite with unprecedented capacity following its launch Wednesday atop a Delta 4 rocket.

Timeline: Delta 4/WGS 8 launch events

December 5, 2016

Follow the Delta 4 rocket’s ascent into orbit from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 37 launch pad with the U.S. Air Force’s WGS 8 communications satellite. Liftoff is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:53 p.m. EST.

Video: Delta 4 launch highlights

July 25, 2015

This is the launch highlights reel from United Launch Alliance of the Delta 4 rocket carrying the seventh satellite for the Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM constellation.

Seventh satellite in Air Force’s WGS series launched

July 24, 2015

A U.S. military satellite that will fortify the “anytime, anywhere” communications infrastructure used by soldiers, ships, aircraft and drones was launched into orbit Thursday to improve the global connectivity that encompasses the planet.

Video: Liftoff of Delta 4 with WGS 7

July 24, 2015

A replay of the United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket launching the Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM communications satellite No. 7 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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