|Delta 4 takes WGS-3 into the night
12/5/09 ~ 8:47pm
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A Delta 4 rocket lit up the night flying for the first time in the medium +(5,4) configuration with four solid rocket boosters, the most it can have, and a larger 5-meter payload fairing. The 23-story vehicle deployed the third Wideband Global SATCOM satellite, WGS-3, into geosynchronous transfer orbit successfully.
Rocket on Pad 37 Dec. 3 scrub
<--- GOES-O GOES-P --->
|From 2.7 miles away on the NASA causeway:|
|It was a very clear night:|