Proton/Block DM Launches NIMIQ

MOSCOW, May 21 1999 – A Proton rocket lifted off this morning from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 4:30 a.m (6:30 p.m. USA and Canada EDT, May 20), carrying Telesat Canada’s NIMIQ satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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Atlas IIAS Successfully Launches EUTELSAT W3

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., April 12 1999 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIAS rocket successfully launched the European W3 communication satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad A. Liftoff occurred on time at 6:50 p.m. EDT. It was the second successful Atlas launch of 1999 from Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 43rd consecutive successful flight.

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Trafton Named President of ILS

DENVER, March 26, 1999 – Lockheed Martin and its Russian business partners today announce the appointment of Wilbur C. Trafton as president, International Launch Services (ILS). Trafton had been serving as acting president of ILS since last December.

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Proton Successfully Launches AsiaSat 3S Satellite

MOSCOW, March 21, 1999 – A Proton rocket lifted off this morning from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 5:09:30 a.m (8:09:30 a.m. Hong Kong, 7:09:30 p.m. USA EST, March 20) successfully carrying the AsiaSat 3S commercial communications satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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Proton Successfully Launches Telstar 6 Satellite

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 15, 1999 – A Proton rocket lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 10:12 a.m. Baikonur time this morning (12:12 a.m. EST) carrying Loral Skynet’s Telstar 6 communications satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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Atlas IIAS Successfully Launches JCSAT-6 Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., February 15, 1999 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket, designated AC-152, successfully launched the JCSAT-6 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit tonight from Complex 36A at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), Fla. Liftoff occurred at 8:45.26 p.m. EST.

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Proton Successfully Launches PanAmSat-8

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4, 1998 – A Proton rocket blasted into space this morning from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 10:12 a.m (9:12 p.m. USA PST, Nov. 3) carrying PanAmSat Corporation’s PAS-8 communications satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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Proton in Final Preparation to Launch PanAmSat-8

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28, 1998 – International Launch Services (ILS) announced today that a combined Russian and American team is conducting final preparations to launch a Proton rocket on November 4 with PanAmSat Corporation’s PAS-8 communications satellite aboard. The rocket is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan at 10:12 a.m. (9:12 p.m. USA Pacific Standard Time, Nov. 3). The launch window is ten minutes long.

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Atlas Successfully Launches UHF F/O F9

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Oct. 20, 1998 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIA rocket successfully launched the Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UHF F/O) F9 communications satellite into intermediate transfer orbit early this morning from Complex 36, Pad A. Liftoff occurred at 3:19 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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Atlas Successfully Launches HOT BIRD 5 for Eutelsat

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Oct. 9, 1998 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIA rocket successfully launched the HOT BIRD 5 television broadcast satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad B. Liftoff occurred at 6:50 p.m. EDT. It was the fifth successful Atlas launch of 1998 from Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 40th consecutive successful flight.

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