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ULA Postpones WGS-9 Military Satellite Launch to Fix Rocket Booster Glitch

ULA Postpones WGS-9 Military Satellite Launch to Fix Rocket Booster Glitch - top government contractors - best government contracting event

ULA Postpones WGS-9 Military Satellite Launch to Fix Rocket Booster Glitch - top government contractors - best government contracting eventUnited Launch Alliance has decided to postpone the scheduled March 8 launch of a follow-on Wideband Global Satcom satellite as the Lockheed MartinBoeing joint venture works to resolve a first-stage booster glitch found on a Delta IV rocket during its prelaunch inspection.

ULA said Saturday it now plans to launch the U.S. Air Force‘s WGS-9 satellite no earlier than March 14 at Space Launch Complex-37 Cape Canaveral, in Florida, aboard a Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) configuration.

WGS-9 is built by Boeing and funded through a partnership comprised of the U.S., Canada, Denmark and Luxembourg.

WGS satellites work to tailor coverage areas of communication and support X-band and Ka-band connectivity  anywhere within field of view, ULA noted.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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