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Photos: Air Force Satellite Launch Lights Up the Night

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 6

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 7

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 8

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 9

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 10

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 11

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 12

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 13

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

Delta 4 Rocket Carrying Wideband Global SATCOM-4 Satellite 14

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV stands ready for launch at Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-4) payload. The rocket launched Jan. 19, 2012.

WGS-4 Launch on Jan. 19, 2012

ULA

The Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM 4 (WGS-4) satellite streaks into space aboard a Delta 4 rocket on Jan. 19, 2012 in this screenshot from a United Launch Alliance webcast.

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