Additional Air Force Launches For Atlas IIAS

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7, 1996 – Lockheed Martin’s Atlas launch vehicle has been selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Atlas IIAS program. A contract for one firm launch and five options was announced by the Air Force on Aug. 30, and an option for a second firm launch was exercised by the Air Force on Sept. 6. This brings the Atlas backlog of firm launch commitments to 29, six military and 23 commercial.


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