AC-123 Successfully Launches GE-1

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Sept. 8, 1996 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIA rocket successfully launched the GE-1 commercial communications satellite into supersynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad B. It was the fifth successful Atlas launch of 1996 from Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 25th consecutive successful flight for Atlas.


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