AC-122 Pre-Launch News Release

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, FL, March 28, 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 cooperative that operates a global system of satellites to provide mobile satellite communications at sea, in the air and on land. The Inmarsat-3 F1 satellite will be launched from Complex 36A on April 1 at the opening of a 37-minute launch window that extends from 6:04 to 6:41 p.m. EST.


Proton #219 Successfully Launches INMARSAT III F2

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 1996 – International Launch Services is proud to report another successful launch of a Proton launch vehicle on September 6, 1996, at 9:37 p.m., Moscow time. The “Inmarsat-3” satellite was launched by a 4 stage Proton launch vehicle. This Proton was launched from area 81 in Baikonur. This represents the second launch of a Western built satellite by the Proton launch vehicle.


AC-122 Successful Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., April 3, 1996 – A Lockheed Martin Atlas IIA rocket, designated AC-122, successfully launched the first of the new-generation Inmarsat communications satellites tonight from Complex 36A at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL. Inmarsat-3 F1 was launched into geosynchronous transfer orbit. It was the 22nd consecutive successful Atlas launch from Cape Canaveral and the second successful launch of 1996.


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