WGS-10 - Delta IV-M+(5,4) [D-383] - CCAFS, SLC-37 - 15.03.2019, 22:56 UTC

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ЦитатаAF Space Command‏Подлинная учетная запись @AFSpace 2 ч. назад

The #WGS10 is scheduled to launch on Jan. 23 from a @ULALaunch Delta IV. This launch will complete the WGS constellation providing comm capabilities worldwide for #soldiers, #sailors, #airmen, #marines and international partners. @45thSpaceWing


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ЦитатаAF Space Command‏Подлинная учетная запись @AFSpace 15 ч. назад

UPDATE! The launch is now scheduled for February 2019!
ЦитатаAF Space Command‏Подлинная учетная запись @AFSpace 2 янв.

The #WGS10 is scheduled to launch on Jan. 23 from a @ULALaunch Delta IV. This launch will complete the WGS constellation providing comm capabilities worldwide for #soldiers, #sailors, #airmen, #marines and international partners. @45thSpaceWing

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https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/01/18/first-of-up-to-seven-ula-launches-this-year-set-for-saturday/
ЦитатаFirst of up to seven ULA launches this year set for Saturday
January 18, 2019Stephen Clark

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... the next ULA flight is scheduled for March with the U.S. Air Force's 10th Wideband Global SATCOM communications satellite, according to an Air Force spokesperson. The Boeing-built WGS 10 satellite will launch from Cape Canaveral, flying a variant of the Delta 4 with a single first stage booster and four strap-on solid rocket motors.
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https://www.ulalaunch.com/about/news-detail/2019/01/19/united-launch-alliance-successfully-launches-nrol-71-in-support-of-national-security
ЦитатаVandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., (Jan. 19, 2019) -
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ULA's next launch is the WGS-10 mission for the U.S. Air Force on a Delta IV rocket. The launch is scheduled for March 13, 2019 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
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https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-wgs-10
ЦитатаDELTA IV TO LAUNCH WGS-10


• Rocket: Delta IV Medium+ (5,4)
• Mission: 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10)
• Launch Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
• Launch Time: More details to come
• Launch Broadcast: More details to come
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Information: The 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) satellite, the fourth Block II follow-on satellite, supports communications links in the X-band and Ka-band spectra. While Block I and II satellites can instantaneously filter and downlink up to 4.410 GHz, WGS-10 can filter and downlink up to 8.088 GHz of bandwidth. Depending on the mix of ground terminals, data rates and modulation and coding schemes employed, a single WGS satellite can support data transmission rates over 6 Gbps, and WGS-10 with its advanced digital channelizer may support over 11 Gbps.

Launch Notes: WGS-10 will be the eighth flight of the Delta IV in the Medium+ (5,4) configuration; all launches in this configuration have delivered WGS missions to orbit. This mission also will be the 39th launch of the Delta IV since its inaugural launch in 2002.

Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch; hashtags #DeltaIV #WGS-10.
 
Go Delta Go WGS-10!

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ЦитатаULA‏Подлинная учетная запись @ulalaunch 3 ч. назад

Less than a week after we successfully launched a #DeltaIV Heavy rocket with #NROL71 from the U.S. West Coast, a smaller variant of the rocket family has rolled out to the East Coast launch pad for #WGS10 liftoff in March. Read the details in our blog: https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-wgs-10 ...

https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-wgs-10
ЦитатаDELTA IV ROCKET TRANSPORTED TO LAUNCH PAD FOR NEXT MISSION

Jan. 26, 2019 -- Less than a week after United Launch Alliance successfully launched its Delta IV Heavy rocket from the U.S. West Coast, a smaller variant of the rocket family has rolled out to the East Coast launch pad for liftoff in March.


Photo credit: ULA

The Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on March 13 to deliver the Air Force's tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) military communications satellite into orbit.

The common booster core first stage and the Delta Cryogenic Second Stage arrived in July, 2018 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station from our factory in Decatur, Alabama, sailing to Florida aboard the Mariner cargo vessel. Technicians then mated the two stages together in the Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) and completed rigorous testing.

The 170-foot-long rocket was moved from the HIF to Space Launch Complex-37 on Thursday, Jan. 24, riding a 36-wheel, diesel-powered transporter down the road and up the ramp to the launch pad.


Photo credit: ULA

After reaching the pad, cradle-like pallets holding the rocket were secured to the Fixed Pad Erector on the pad's surface. Two hydraulic pistons rotated the orange and white rocket vertically onto the pad's launch table on Friday, Jan. 25, achieving the Launch Vehicle on Stand, or LVOS, pre-launch milestone.
Coming up next in the launch campaign, the four solid rocket boosters (SRBs) will be attached to the first stage.

This will mark ULA's 133rd mission, our 51st for the Air Force, the 39th Delta IV rocket to launch and the 8th in the Medium+ (5,4) configuration with a five-meter-diameter upper stage and four SRBs.

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https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-wgs-10
ЦитатаSOLID ROCKET MOTORS ATTACHED TO DELTA IV ROCKET

Feb. 11, 2019 -- The four solid rocket motors (SRMs) that will help power the Delta IV launch vehicle off the pad in March have been mated to the first stage.


Photo credit: ULA

Each of the Graphite Epoxy Motors measures 60 inches in diameter and is 53 feet in length. They were delivered to Space Launch Complex-37 and sequentially attached over the last week.

Known as GEM-60s, all four boosters will be ignited at the launch pad and deliver a combined 1.1 million pounds of thrust to augment the more than 705,000 pounds of thrust produced by the RS-68A main engine to power the Delta IV rocket skyward.

The boosters are manufactured by Northrop Grumman, and 62 have flown to date on Delta IV rockets.


Photo credit: ULA

The SRM mating completes the initial buildup of the launch vehicle. The two cryogenic stages were integrated at the nearby Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) and rolled out to the launch pad on Jan. 24.

The encapsulated WGS-10 payload will be hoisted atop the Delta IV later in the launch campaign to complete the 218-foot-tall rocket.

Liftoff remains on track for March 13.

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https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-wgs-10
ЦитатаDELTA IV ROCKET RECEIVES ITS MILITARY PAYLOAD

Feb. 27, 2019 -- The U.S. Air Force's tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) military communications satellite was hoisted aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket on Feb. 26 in final preparation for its journey into space.

The WGS-10 spacecraft, already encapsulated in the 47-foot-long composite payload fairing, was moved from its processing facility to the seaside launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-37 at a top speed never exceeding 5 mph. The payload was hauled by a motorized KAMAG Elevating Platform Transporter (EPT) that provided hydraulic leveling and precision positioning capabilities along the route. The EPT also towed a Portable Environmental Control System (PECS) trailer to supply conditioned air to the fairing during the trip.

Once parked in the hoistway on the backside of the Mobile Service Tower (MST), technicians used the crane system in the gantry to carefully lift the encapsulated satellite atop the Delta IV rocket's second stage to complete a successful vertical integration of the launch vehicle and payload. The fully-assembled rocket now stands 218 feet tall.

A payload's installation on the rocket signals a major milestone in the final launch campaign after years of diligent work by the spacecraft and launch vehicle production teams, engineers and specialists to prepare a new national asset to be boosted into orbit.

A tip-to-tail electrical test of the combined payload and launch vehicle will occur later this week, an operation known as the Integrated Systems Test (IST).

Once that is completed, the comprehensive review process to verify flight readiness will begin in parallel to final vehicle closeouts for the targeted March 13 launch.

The WGS system is a constellation of the Defense Department's highest capacity communications satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The satellites provide essential connectivity to the U.S. military and allied partners, allowing combatant commanders to exert command and control of their tactical forces, from peace time to military operations.

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https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-wgs-10
ЦитатаDELTA IV TO LAUNCH WGS-10

• Launch Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
• Launch Time: 6:58 p.m. EDT; launch window extends to 9:04 p.m. EDT
• Launch Broadcast: Live launch broadcast will begin at 6:38 p.m. EDT

LAUNCH WEBCAST
More details to come
Пуск: 22:58 UTC 2019-03-13, 01:58 ДМВ 2019-03-14, пусковое окно длительностью 02h06m.
Трансляция начнётся за 20 мин до пуска, адрес на ТыТрубе - позже.

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https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/03/02/military-satellite-joined-with-delta-4-rocket-at-cape-canaveral/
ЦитатаMilitary satellite joined with Delta 4 rocket at Cape Canaveral
March 2, 2019Stephen Clark


Artist's illustration of a Wideband Global SATCOM satellite in orbit. Credit: Boeing

The addition of a U.S. Air Force communications satellite has capped the assembly of a 218-foot-tall (66-meter) United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket at Cape Canaveral set for liftoff the evening of March 13.

The Air Force's 10th Wideband Global SATCOM communications satellite joined the Delta 4 rocket at Cape Canaveral's Complex 37 launch pad early Tuesday after an overnight trip from the Astrotech spacecraft processing facility in nearby Titusville.

After arriving from its factory in Southern California late last year, the Boeing-built communications satellite was fueled with maneuvering propellants at the Astrotech facility, then encapsulated inside the Delta 4 rocket's payload shroud, emblazoned with the mission's official insignia.

Cocooned inside the protective 47-foot-tall (14-meter) payload fairing on a special transporter, the WGS 10 satellite left the Astrotech facility late Monday under a security escort for the low-speed journey to the launch pad.

The convoy included equipment to supply conditioned air to the satellite during the trip to the pad.

Cranes at Complex 37 raised the spacecraft and payload fairing inside the pad's mobile gantry, then workers carefully lowered the satellite on the rocket's second stage. Teams planned to spend the next couple of weeks verifying the mechanical and electrical connections between the Delta 4 launcher and the WGS 10 spacecraft, convening readiness reviews, and practicing countdown procedures.

Liftoff of the Delta 4 rocket is scheduled for March 13, during a launch window opening at 6:58 p.m. EDT (2258 GMT). The launch window extends until 9:04 p.m. EDT (0104 GMT).


The Delta 4's first and second stages were raised vertical at the Complex 37 launch pad Jan. 24. Credit: United Launch Alliance

Boosted by an Aerojet Rocketdyne hydrogen-fueled RS-68A main engine and four strap-on solid rocket motors built by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, the Delta 4 rocket will head east from Cape Canaveral to place the WGS 10 spacecraft into an elliptical geostationary transfer orbit, a waypoint on the satellite's journey to an operating post more than 22,000 miles (nearly 36,000 kilometers) over the equator.

WGS 10 will join a military satellite fleet to route classified and unclassified data and video, supporting U.S and allied forces around the world. Featuring a digital channelizer, WGS 10 will relay high-data-rate communications in X-band and Ka-band frequencies during a mission expected to last at least 14 years.

The nine previous WGS satellites all launched on ULA rockets -- the first two on Atlas 5s in 2007 and 2009, and the following seven on Delta 4s.

The Wideband Global SATCOM fleet is the U.S. Defense Department's highest capacity satellite communications network.

The launch March 13 will be ULA's second mission of the year, the second Delta 4 flight of the year, and the third launch from Florida's Space Coast overall so far in 2019.

The mission will be the 39th flight by a Delta 4 rocket since the launcher family debuted in 2002, and the eighth launch by a Delta 4 flying in the "5,4" configuration with a 5-meter (16-foot) diameter payload fairing and four solid rocket boosters.

The Delta 4's first and second stages, covered in insulating orange foam, rolled out of ULA's Horizontal Integration Facility to the launch pad Jan. 24, then hoisted vertical. The four solid rocket boosters, measuring 60 inches (1.5 meters) in diameter and 53 feet (16 meters) long, were added around the base of the Delta 4 launcher in early February.


File photo of a Delta 4 rocket at Complex 37, in the same configuration set for launch March 13. Credit: United Launch Alliance

The upcoming flight will be the penultimate launch by a Delta 4 rocket with a single first stage core, a medium-lift variant ULA plans to retire later this year as part of the company's strategy to streamline its operations and cut costs.

The Delta 4 is more expensive than ULA's Atlas 5 rocket family, so the company decided in 2014 to phase out most of the Delta 4 configurations.

ULA, a 50-50 joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, will continue flying the Delta 4-Heavy through the early 2020s. The Delta 4-Heavy is composed of three liquid-fueled first stage cores connected together to haul heftier payloads into space.

Meanwhile, ULA is developing a new rocket named the Vulcan set for an inaugural flight in 2021. The Vulcan launcher will eventually fully replace the entire Atlas and a Delta rocket families.

The final single-core Delta 4 rocket is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral in July with a GPS navigation satellite.

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О трансляции пуска

ЦитатаMarch 13: Delta IV WGS-10 Live Broadcast

United Launch Alliance

Запланировано на 13 мар. 2019 г.

Watch live as ULA's Delta IV rocket lifts off with the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) mission for the U.S. Air Force.



ЦитатаLaunch Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Launch Broadcast: Live launch broadcast will begin at 6:38 p.m. EDT
22:38 UTC 13.03.2019 (01:38 ДМВ 15.03.2019)

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https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/delta-iv-wgs-10
ЦитатаLAUNCH UPDATES

(Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 9, 2019) The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV carrying the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) mission for the U.S. Air Force has been delayed to allow for additional troubleshooting to resolve some off-nominal data indications. The vehicle and spacecraft remain stable and all systems are nominal and ready to proceed with final processing. The launch is scheduled for Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:56 p.m. ET.
Цитата• Launch Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
• Launch Time: 6:56 p.m. EDT; launch window extends to 9:05 p.m. EDT
• Launch Broadcast: Live launch broadcast will begin at 6:36 p.m. EDT
Пуск - 22:56:00 UTC 2018-03-15, 01:56:00 ДМВ 2018-03-16
Начало трансляции - за 20 мин до пуска (адрес трансляции на ТыТрубе - без изменений, - см #12)

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div_wgs10_mob.pdf - 3.2 MB, 2 стр, 2019-03-07 00:45:29 UTC


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https://tass.ru/kosmos/6202070
Цитата10 МАР, 04:53
Запуск секретного спутника ВВС США перенесли

Запуск ракеты-носителя Delta IV отложен до 15 марта, отметили в компании United Launch Alliance

НЬЮ-ЙОРК, 10 марта. /ТАСС/. Запуск ракеты-носителя Delta IV с секретным спутником ВВС США Wideband Global SATCOM отложен на два дня - до 15 марта. Об этом сообщила в субботу на сайте компания United Launch Alliance (ULA).

"Запуск Delta IV United Launch Alliance с WGS-10 на борту, осуществляемый в интересах ВВС США, отложен с целью выявления неполадок и устранения некоторых нештатных показателей. Состояние носителя и аппарата стабильное, все бортовые системы работают в штатном режиме и готовы к переходу к заключительному этапу [подготовки к пуску]. Запуск намечен на пятницу - 15 марта 2019 года - на 18:56 по времени Восточного побережья США (01:56 мск 16 марта)", - уточнила компания.

По ее данным, это будет 39-й по счету пуск Delta IV с 2002 года и восьмой полет этого носителя в конфигурации Medium+.
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ЦитатаULA‏Подлинная учетная запись @ulalaunch 6 ч. назад

ULA's #DeltaIV rocket is set to launch the #WGS10 mission for the @usairforce on Friday, 3/15 at 6:56pm EDT from SLC-37 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Live blog updates: http://bit.ly/div_wgs10 


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