First Atlas Centaur Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base

VANDENBERG AFB, CA, December 18, 1999 – Lockheed Martin and ILS successfully launched the EOS Terra remote sensing satellite into sun-synchronous low earth orbit (LEO) this morning for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The satellite, which is a major component of NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise and the first in a series of EOS satellites, was launched on an Atlas IIAS at 10:57:39 a.m. USA PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Atlas Successfully Launches EchoStar V Communications Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Sept. 23, 1999 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIAS rocket successfully launched EchoStar V, a commercial communication satellite that will be operated by EchoStar Communications Corp. based in Littleton, CO. The satellite was placed into geosynchronous transfer orbit after a 2:02 a.m. EDT liftoff from Complex 36, Pad A. It was the third successful Atlas launch of 1999 from Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 44th consecutive successful flight of Atlas.

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Atlas IIAS Successfully Launches EUTELSAT W3

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., April 12 1999 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIAS rocket successfully launched the European W3 communication satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad A. Liftoff occurred on time at 6:50 p.m. EDT. It was the second successful Atlas launch of 1999 from Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 43rd consecutive successful flight.

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Atlas IIAS Successfully Launches JCSAT-6 Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., February 15, 1999 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket, designated AC-152, successfully launched the JCSAT-6 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit tonight from Complex 36A at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), Fla. Liftoff occurred at 8:45.26 p.m. EST.

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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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Atlas Successfully Launches HOT BIRD 5 for Eutelsat

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Oct. 9, 1998 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIA rocket successfully launched the HOT BIRD 5 television broadcast satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad B. Liftoff occurred at 6:50 p.m. EDT. It was the fifth successful Atlas launch of 1998 from Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 40th consecutive successful flight.

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Atlas Successfully Launches INTELSAT 805 Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., June 18, 1998 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIAS rocket successfully launched the INTELSAT 805 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad A, at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), Fla. Liftoff occurred on time at 6:48 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It was the fourth successful launch of 1998 for Atlas, the 39th consecutive successful flight, and the 550th overall flight of an Atlas booster.

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Atlas Successfully Launches INTELSAT 806 Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Feb. 27 1998 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIAS rocket successfully launched the INTELSAT 806 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad B, at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), Fla. Liftoff occurred right on time at 7:21 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. It was the second successful launch of 1998 for Atlas and the 37th consecutive successful flight.

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