Watch a Delta IV rocket launch a communications satellite for the military tonight
Saturday, 18 March 2017 Tonight, the United Launch Alliance is set to launch one of its Delta IV rockets from Cape Canaveral, Florida, sending a communications satellite into space for the US military. It’ll mark the first Delta IV launch of 2017, and the seventh launch of a certain configuration of the rocket known as the Medium+ (5,4). This version of the vehicle is equipped with four additional strap-on rocket motors at its base, to provide extra thrust during launch.
"Providing high-capacity communication capabilities for the US military all over the globe"
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