Media Advisory -- Boeing Delta IV Launch Set for First Air Force EELV Mission

A Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta IV rocket is scheduled to launch the first satellite for the U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program on Mar. 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Fla.

Liftoff is scheduled during a 77-minute window that opens at 6:44 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37B.

A Delta IV Medium launch vehicle configuration will deploy the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) spacecraft, DSCS III A3, to a geosynchronous transfer orbit.

Boeing will provide a Web cast of the launch.

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