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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