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Launch Photos: US Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM 8 Blasts Off

WGS-8 Satellite Mated to Delta IV Rocket

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The U.S. Air Force's eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite, encapsulated in a 5-meter payload fairing, is mated to a Delta IV booster at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37.

WGS-8 Satellite Mated to Rocket

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The U.S. Air Force's WGS-8 satellite, encapsulated in a 5-meter payload fairing, is mated to a Delta IV booster at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 ahead of a Dec. 7, 2016 launch.

WGS-8 Mission Poster

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United Launch Alliance's poster for the WGS-8 mission, which launched a military communications satellite on Dec. 7, 2016.

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