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July 22nd, 2015

A Fun Twist Despite Today's Scrub Of ULA's Launch ... WGS-7 And James Bond 007

A take from James Bond 007 License to Kill, WGS-7 touts License to Communicate. Photo courtesy of ULA.

[SatNews] Having a little fun the mission painted on the side of the Delta IV rocket that houses WGS-7 says License to Communicate...

Being the 7th satellite in the WGS constellation, they adopted the 007 (James Bond License to Kill) style motto.

Getting ready. Photo courtesy of ULA.

WGS satellites are important elements of a new high-capacity satellite communications system providing enhanced communications capabilities to America's troops in the field for the next decade and beyond. WGS enables more robust and flexible execution of Command and Control, Communications Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), as well as battle management and combat support information functions. The WGS constellation augments the existing service available through the UHF Follow-on satellite by providing enhanced information broadcast capabilities.