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Main » 2013 » May » 26 » US launched a military satellite.


US launched a military satellite.
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On May 25, 2013 at 00:27 UTC the "Delta-4M” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the WGS-5 (Wideband Global SATCOM-5) military communications satellite.
The satellite, which costs $342 million and weighs about 6000 kilograms, is the fifth installment in a high capacity communications system co-developed by US and Australian defense agencies.

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