Atlas IIA Successfully Launches INMARSAT III

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Dec. 17, 1996 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIA rocket successfully launched the Inmarsat III F3 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad A. It was the seventh successful Atlas launch of 1996 from Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 27th consecutive successful flight.


AC-129 is Prepared for Launch of Inmarsat III F3

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Dec. 11, 1996 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas rocket is undergoing final preparations at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL, to launch a communications satellite for Inmarsat, the international joint venture whose global system of satellites provides mobile communications at sea, in the air and on land. This will be the second Atlas launch this year of an Inmarsat satellite.


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