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COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
A rendering shows an Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite, a series of communications satellites operated by the U.S. Air Force Space Command.
COURTESY UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE
The Air Force successfully launch the ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. WGS satellites play an integral part in the strategic and tactical coordination of military operations.