AC-120 Pre-Launch News Release

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, FL, December 11 1995 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas rocket is undergoing final preparations at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL, to launch the Galaxy III-R satellite for Hughes Communications, Inc. on December 14, 1995. The 54-minute launch window extends from 7:23 to 8:17 p.m. EST. This will be the eleventh Atlas launch from the Cape this year. All ten previous missions have been successful.

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Creation of International Launch Services

PARIS, June 10, 1995 – Lockheed Martin, Khrunichev Enterprises and NPO Energia announced today the formation of a new company to market commercial Atlas and Proton launch services worldwide. ILS-International Launch Services-will ensure that customers receive full advantage of both products, from contract signing through on-orbit delivery.

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Selection of Proton for ASTRA 1F Launch

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1, 1995 – Societe Europienne des Satellites (SES) confirmed last week that the ASTRA 1F Satellite will be launched on a Lockheed-Khrunichev-Energia International, Inc. (LKEI), Russian Proton launch vehicle in March 1996. The 1F satellite will be capable of delivering digital compressed signals for Direct-to-Home (DTH) and cable TV reception. SES has also reserved other options with LKEI for future satellite launches.

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