Rocket: Delta 4
Payload: WGS 3
Date: Dec. 5, 2009
Window: 7:23 to 8:47 p.m. EST
Site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Feed: Galaxy 16, Transponder 8,
C-band, 99° West

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By Justin Ray

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The Delta 4 rocket blasts off.
Credit: Pat Corkery/ULA

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Launch pad cameras | Press viewing site
Tower rollback | Pre-launch | Second try

This launch will deploy the U.S. military's third Wideband Global SATCOM communications satellite.