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LIVE: ULA Delta-IV - WGS-6 - August 7, 2013
« on: 02/28/2013 08:26 am »
On February 20 the first stage (CBC) was deliverd for this launch in 2013.

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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #1 on: 02/28/2013 01:43 pm »
That ad with the dogs behind the wheel made me laugh after seeing the CBC on the transport.

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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #2 on: 05/18/2013 04:28 pm »
Boeing Ships 6th Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite for Launch

 
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 17, 2013 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] is progressing with the expansion of the U.S Defense Department's highest capacity communications satellite constellation, recently shipping its sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite, pictured here in the company's El Segundo facility, for a scheduled launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., later this year.

Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Air Force on WGS-6, the Australian Defence Force will have global access to the WGS on-orbit constellation.

This is the second WGS satellite Boeing has delivered for launch this year. WGS-5 is ready to launch on May 22.

WGS-6 will undergo tests, fueling and integration in Titusville, Fla., before being launched. Once in service, the satellite will expand bandwidth capacity, coverage and flexibility for American and allied military forces.
 

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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #3 on: 07/17/2013 06:26 pm »
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A ULA first - Wet Dress Rehearsal (WGS6, Aug. 7) on same day as roll to pad for Friday Atlas V launch with MUOS2.#AtlasV #deltaIV#MUOS #WGS


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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #4 on: 07/18/2013 12:47 pm »
Per the ULA mission page, the launch is scheduled at 8:29 - 9:18 pm EDT on August 7 (00:29 - 01:18 UTC August 8).
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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #5 on: 07/25/2013 11:47 am »

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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #6 on: 07/25/2013 08:01 pm »
SOURCE United Launch Alliance

 Picture: July 17th, 2013 - ULA Delta 363 WGS-6 in the foreground performing WDR at SLC-37, CCAFS, FL with ULA Atlas AV-040 MUOS-2 rolling to the pad at SLC-41, CCAFS, FL which launched on Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 9:00am EDT. Credit: ULA, ulalaunch.com
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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #7 on: 07/26/2013 09:22 pm »
Launch kit was just release.

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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #8 on: 08/01/2013 11:17 pm »
"First Space Shuttle Atlantis Commander, Karol "Bo" Bobko will assist with commentary for the launch." - KSCVC

I'm ready!

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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #9 on: 08/03/2013 10:48 pm »
ULA:

Everything is proceeding for the Air Force’s sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) launch. The mission is set to liftoff on a ULA Delta IV on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 49-minute launch window opens at 8:29 p.m. EDT. Today’s L-4 forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.
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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #10 on: 08/04/2013 11:16 pm »
"First Space Shuttle Atlantis Commander, Karol "Bo" Bobko will assist with commentary for the launch." - KSCVC

I'm ready!

They are referring to those watching in person at the complex, not the ULA broadcast.

I know. Just thought that was cool.  :)

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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #11 on: 08/06/2013 02:42 pm »
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The ULA Launch Readiness Review is complete. We are GO! for #WGS6 launch on a #DeltaIV tomorrow. Launch window opens at 8:29 pm EDT.
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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #12 on: 08/07/2013 01:51 am »
I hope she goes on schedule Wednesday night. My family and I will be grabbing a spot at Port Canaveral for the launch. I just have to borrow a tripod (again) and try to obtain some pictures.

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Re: Delta-IV - WGS-6 - 2013
« Reply #13 on: 08/07/2013 03:45 am »
From the ULA photos page.......
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Re: ULA Delta-IV - WGS-6 - August 7, 2013
« Reply #14 on: 08/07/2013 09:37 am »
Go the kangaroo  :)

It's nice to see the contributing country recognised  :)

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Re: LIVE: ULA Delta-IV - WGS-6 - August 7, 2013
« Reply #15 on: 08/07/2013 02:39 pm »
Moved for live coverage.
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Re: LIVE: ULA Delta-IV - WGS-6 - August 7, 2013
« Reply #16 on: 08/07/2013 03:25 pm »
Webcast for the launch will begin at 8:09 PM EDT.

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Re: LIVE: ULA Delta-IV - WGS-6 - August 7, 2013
« Reply #17 on: 08/07/2013 04:05 pm »
The Mobile Service Tower began rolling back from the ULA #DeltaIV with #WGS6 at 10:27 am EDT pic.twitter.com/RyrLfGnCzk

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Re: LIVE: ULA Delta-IV - WGS-6 - August 7, 2013
« Reply #18 on: 08/07/2013 04:09 pm »
And we have tower roll! First motion at 10:27 a.m. Looking forward to tonight's launch of #WGS6. @ulalaunch pic.twitter.com/pqFo2cQvUw

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Re: LIVE: ULA Delta-IV - WGS-6 - August 7, 2013
« Reply #19 on: 08/07/2013 06:32 pm »
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The @ulalaunch Delta 4 rocket stands poised to launch the #WGS6 satellite tonight from Cape Canaveral. pic.twitter.com/RM1PB8lrSl


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