The WGS-5 (Wideband Global Satcom 5) communications satellite was successfully launched for the US Air Force by a Delta IVM+ 5,4 launch vehicle operated by the United Launch Alliance which lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 0027GMT on 25 May 2013. The satellite, which was built by Boeing using a version of its BSS-702HP bus, is designed to be part of the constellation of satellites providing global communicaitons coverage to US forces. The launch was delayed from the day before due to a fault with ground support system helium pressurization line.
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