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 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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