Delta IV to Launch WGS-8

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday at 23:53 UTC to embark on a 42-minute climb to boost the WGS-8 satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit from where the spacecraft will join the Wideband Global Satcom System - building the backbone for secure communications for the U.S. Department of Defence.

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Launch Date: December 7, 2016Launch Updates
Window: 23:53 - 00:42 UTCWGS-8 Satellite Overview
Launch Site: SLC-37, Cape CanaveralDelta IV Launch Vehicle
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV M+(5,4)Countdown Timeline
Payload: WGS-8 (5,987kg)Launch Profile
Ascent Duration: 42 Minutes 
Orbit: 435 by 44,378km, 27.0°