SMC Public Affairs
3/29/2013 - LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. -- The
launch of the U.S. Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM mission on a
United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle has been placed on the 45th
Space Wing range schedule for May 8.
The launch vehicle and spacecraft are both being processed in Florida.
The investigation into the off-nominal performance on the Global
Positioning System IIF-3 launch last October is still progressing. Final
testing related to the investigation is underway. ULA, Pratt Whitney
Rocketdyne, and the Air Force have been working closely on this
investigation and have approved processing this mission toward the May 8
launch date. Launch officials have planned investigation closure
reviews in mid-April.