Atlas IIA Successfully Launches Tenth U.S. Navy UHF Follow-on Program Communications Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL Air Station, Fla., Nov. 22, 1999 – A Lockheed Martin Astronautics Atlas IIA rocket successfully launched the tenth and final Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UHF F/O) communications satellite into intermediate transfer orbit this evening from Complex 36, Pad B. The on-time liftoff at 11:06 p.m. Eastern Standard Time was the beginning of a perfect mission for Atlas, which delivered the UHF F10 satellite to an intermediate transfer orbit in just under a half-hour.


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