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Delta IV Launch (WGS-9)

 
Mike ­ Deep
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Mar 19, 2017 20:10 |  #1

Last night, ULA launched the ninth satellite in the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. To date, WGS has supported tactical communications for the United States, Canadian and Australian militaries; as well as communications for the White House and State Department. This latest addition to the constellation adds New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg to the list of users.

Liftoff occurred at 8:18pm, after a short delay caused by an alarm on the launch pad's swing arm.

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Mar 19, 2017 20:27 |  #2

That launch must have sounded amazing.

Nice set!


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Mar 20, 2017 20:42 |  #3

Thanks Mike. Love your shots.


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Mar 20, 2017 20:49 |  #4

Mike Deep wrote in post #18305505 (external link)
Last night, ULA launched the ninth satellite in the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. To date, WGS has supported tactical communications for the United States, Canadian and Australian militaries; as well as communications for the White House and State Department. This latest addition to the constellation adds New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg to the list of users.

Liftoff occurred at 8:18pm, after a short delay caused by an alarm on the launch pad's swing arm.

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It's tied into twitter?  :p


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Mar 20, 2017 21:18 |  #5

Those lens specs means you had to be awfully close to that while it was taking off. Unless they were operated remotely but still, the heat alone from that thing had to be pretty intense. Looks like a few different cameras were used.

Spectacular shots nonetheless.


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Mar 24, 2017 05:50 |  #6

Excellent set, 4 and 7 are great.


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