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: