SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 1996 – International Launch Services is proud to report another successful launch of a Proton launch vehicle on September 6, 1996, at 9:37 p.m., Moscow time. The “Inmarsat-3” satellite was launched by a 4 stage Proton launch vehicle. This Proton was launched from area 81 in Baikonur. This represents the second launch of a Western built satellite by the Proton launch vehicle.
This launch is Proton’s sixth in 1996.