Video: ULA Launches U.S. Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM 8 Satellite

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Video: ULA Launches U.S. Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM 8 Satellite.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the eighth satellite of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) for the U.S. Air Force was launched from Space Launch Complex-37 last evening at 6:53 p.m. EDT.

The eight Wideband Global SATCOM satellites supports communications links in the X-band and Ka-band spectra.

According to ULA "the WGS-8 satellite will be able filter and downlink up to 8.088 GHz of bandwidth. WGS satellites are an important element of a new high-capacity satellite communications system providing enhanced communications capability to our troops in the field."

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