LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Apr 03 1996
Lockheed Martin

INMARSAT III F-1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

April 3, 1996 at 6:01 PM EST

(April 3, 1996 at 11:01 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

April 3, 1996 at 6:01 PM EST

(April 3, 1996 at 11:01 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

April 3, 1996 at 6:01 PM EST

(April 3, 1996 at 11:01 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Launched in 1996-8, the Inmarsat-3s were built by Lockheed Martin Astro Space (now Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space) of the USA, responsible for the basic spacecraft, and the European Matra Marconi Space (now Astrium), which developed the communications payload.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 36A