Atlas Successfully Launches Galaxy VIII-i Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Dec. 8, 1997 –  A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIAS rocket successfully launched the Galaxy VIII-i commercial direct-to-home television broadcast satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad B, at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), FL. Liftoff occurred at 6:52 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. It was the eighth and final 1997 Atlas launch and the 35th consecutive success for Atlas.


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