Atlas Successfully Launches GE-3 Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Sept. 4, 1997 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIAS rocket successfully launched the GE-3 commercial communications satellite into supersynchronous transfer orbit this morning from Complex 36, Pad A, at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), FL. Liftoff occurred right on time at 8:03 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It was the fifth successful Atlas launch of 1997 from CCAS and the thirty-second consecutive successful flight for Atlas.


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