Live: WGS-10 Delta IV Medium+ Launch

Mission details:
Mission – WGS-10
OpperatorUnited Launch Allience
Launch date – March 15, 2019
Launch time – 22:56 UTC (18:56 EST) – live broadcast will begin at 22:36 UTC (18:36 EST)
VehicleDelta IV Medium+ (5,4)
Payload – The 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) satellite
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station

Mission sequence:
00:00:00 – Liftoff
00:01:40 – SRM jettison 1
00:01:42 – SRM jettison 2
00:03:19 – Fairing seperation
00:04:02 – First stage seperation
00:04:15 – Second stage ignition (burn 1)
00:19:29 – Second stage cutoff
00:29:29 – Second stage ignition (burn 2)
00:32:50 – Second stage cutoff
00:36:50 – Payload seperation
01:12:00 – Second stage ignition (burn 3)
01:12:10 – Second stage cutoff
12:10:26 – Ocean impact – EOM

United Launch Alliance is set to launch the WGS-10 high capacity communications satellite for the United States Department of Defense. The satellite is the tenth satellite of Wideband Global SATCOM system and the third of the WSG Block II Follow-On satellites.

The WGS-10 communications satellite will be launched aboard a Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 37 at 22:56 UTC (18:56 EST). The launch will be the eighth of the M+ (5,4) Delta IV variant. This variant of the rocket features a five-meter (16.4-foot) fairing, one common booster core (CBC), and four solid-fuel strapon boosters (SRBs).

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