Atlas Rocket Launch of EchoStar V Satellite Postponed

 

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, FL, September 7, 1999 – The launch of a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket carrying the EchoStar V communications satellite has been delayed. It had been scheduled for launch at 1:12 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 10, from Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL. The company expects to announce a new launch date within the next few days.

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Atlas Rocket Ready to Launch EchoStar V Communications Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Sept. 3, 1999 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket is on the launch pad and in final preparation to launch a communications satellite for Colorado-based EchoStar Communications Corp., a world-wide provider of direct-to-home satellite television products and services. EchoStar V will be launched on September 10 from Complex 36A at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL. The launch window opens at 1:12 a.m. EDT and extends one hour and 59 minutes to 3:11 a.m. The launch will be broadcast live on Galaxy 6, Transponder 11, with test signals at 12:30 a.m. EDT.

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Lockheed Martin’s Centaur RL10 Engines Cleared for Flight

 

DENVER, CO, August 30, 1999 – Lockheed Martin has cleared its Atlas II launch vehicle family to resume its 1999 launch schedule, starting with the launch of EchoStar V on an Atlas IIAS on September 10. This will be followed by an Atlas IIA launch of the UHF Follow-On F10 satellite from Cape Canaveral, FL, on September 30 and the EOS Terra-1 spacecraft on an Atlas IIAS from Vandenberg AFB, CA in October.

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ILS Establishes Failure Review Oversight Board for Proton Raduga Launch

 

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20, 1999 – International Launch Services (ILS), through its Lockheed Khrunichev Energia International, Inc. (LKEI) contracting entity, has established an independent Failure Review Oversight Board to review the results of the Russian Commission's investigation into the July 5, 1999 Proton launch vehicle failure. The Board is made up of experts with experience in failure analysis who have been drawn from within Lockheed Martin, NASA and other companies.

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Angara Signing Statement

MOSCOW, July 28, 1999 – Lockheed Martin Corporation and Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center have signed an agreement to assign worldwide, exclusive marketing and sales rights for Khrunichev’s new Angara family of launch vehicles to International Launch Services (ILS).

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Leonard Dest Named Executive V.P., ILS

 

SAN DIEGO, June 11, 1999 – International Launch Services (ILS) today announced the appointment of Leonard R. Dest as executive vice president. Dest will support President Wilbur C. Trafton in running the day-to-day activities of ILS, focusing on international marketing and sales and customer service.

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Proton Successfully Launches ASTRA 1H Satellite

MOSCOW, June 18, 1999 – A Proton rocket blasted into space this morning from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 7:49:30 a.m (9:49:30 p.m. USA EDT, June 17) carrying the ASTRA 1H satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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Proton Rocket in Final Preps. to Launch ASTRA 1H

SAN DIEGO, June 14, 1999 – A combined Russian, European and American team is conducting final preparations to launch a Proton rocket on June 18 carrying the ASTRA 1H communications satellite to orbit for Societe Europienne des Satellites (SES). The rocket is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 7:49:30 a.m. (9:49:30 p.m. USA EDT, June 17; 01:49:30 GMT, June 18). The launch window is ten minutes long.

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