ILS Successfully Orbits AMC-10 Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Feb. 5, 2004 – International Launch Services (ILS) scored another success tonight, with the launch of the AMC-10 satellite on board a Lockheed Martin-built Atlas IIAS rocket.The rocket lifted off at 6:46 p.m. from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 36A, and placed the satellite into a transfer orbit 28 minutes later. The satellite is an A2100 model, built by Lockheed Martin for SES AMERICOM of Princeton, N.J. This was the first launch of the year for ILS. It also is one of four missions for SES AMERICOM on the ILS manifest this year.


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