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WGS 8

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-075A

Description

Wideband Global Satcom 8 (WGS-8), the eighth of ten satellites in the Wideband Global Satcom constellation, is a communications satellite designed to provide secure military communications for the United States Air Force and its national and international partners.

Alternate Names

  • 41879
  • USA 272
  • Wideband Global SATCOM 8
  • WGS8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-12-07
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 5987 kg

Funding Agency

  • United States Air Force Academy (United States)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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