LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
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Sat Oct 25 1997
Lockheed Martin

DSCS-3 B13

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 24, 1997 at 8:46 PM EDT

(October 25, 1997 at 12:46 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 24, 1997 at 8:46 PM EDT

(October 25, 1997 at 12:46 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 24, 1997 at 8:46 PM EDT

(October 25, 1997 at 12:46 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • DSCS-3 (Defense Satellite Communications System 3) are geostationary communications satellites, which provide a robust anti-jam, nuclear hardened capability that supports Department of Defense (DoD) worldwide requirements, White House and Diplomatic communications. They are the follow-on generation of the DSCS-2 satellites.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 36A