Atlas AC-133 Ready to Launch Superbird-C

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., July 22, 1997 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket is undergoing final preparations at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), FL, to launch the Superbird-C communications satellite for Space Communications Corporation (SCC) of Japan. Superbird-C will be launched from Complex 36B on 25 July at the opening of a 40-minute launch window that extends from 8:54 to 9:34 p.m. EDT. This will be the fourth Atlas launch of 1997 from CCAS following the successful launches of AC-127/JCSAT-4 on 16 February, AC-128/TEMPO on 8 March, and AC-79/GOES-K on 25 April.


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