Atlas I Successfully Launches GOES-K

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., April 25, 1997 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas I rocket, designated AC-79, successfully launched the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite K (GOES K) into geosynchronous transfer orbit early this morning from Complex 36B at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), FL. Liftoff occurred right on time at 1:49 a.m. EDT. It was the 30th consecutive successful Atlas launch from CCAS, the third launch of 1997 and the last launch of the Atlas I configuration.


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