The first launch of 2012 from Cape Canaveral, Florida will be a Delta IV carrying the military WGS-4 communications satellite into orbit. The WGS system is a high capacity communications network run by the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center.
The WGS-4 Satellite is a 13,200lb (6,000Kg) spacecraft specialising in communications. with 19 independent coverage areas the communications coverage can be tailored to precise requirements within the satellite’s field of view.
The Delta IV rocket is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 37 between 7:38pm and 9:11pm on Thursday 19th January 2012 EST, or 12:28am to 2:11am GMT.
If you are in Florida and want to view the launch live then the best place to watch is from SR401 behind the Cruise Terminal at Port Canaveral. From here the launch pad is about 8 miles away with a full view of the rocket as it sits on the pad during the countdown.
If you are not able to make it to the actual launch then ULA will be providing a live webcast of the lift off from 7:18pm EST on the ULA website.