LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Jun 10 1998
United States Air Force

Thor III

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 9, 1998 at 8:35 PM EDT

(June 10, 1998 at 12:35 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 9, 1998 at 8:35 PM EDT

(June 10, 1998 at 12:35 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 9, 1998 at 8:35 PM EDT

(June 10, 1998 at 12:35 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • In November 1995, Hughes was awarded the contract for Thor 2, a high-powered version of Hughes' spin-stabilized HS-376 model. Thor 2 was successfully launched in May 1997. That same month, Telenor announced the award of a follow-on contract to Hughes for a second high-powered HS-376HP satellite, Thor 3, which was successfully launched in June 1998.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 17A