LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Sep 03 1993
General Dynamics

UHF F/O F2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

September 3, 1993 at 7:17 AM EDT

(September 3, 1993 at 11:17 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

September 3, 1993 at 7:17 AM EDT

(September 3, 1993 at 11:17 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

September 3, 1993 at 7:17 AM EDT

(September 3, 1993 at 11:17 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • The U.S. Navy began replacing and upgrading its ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications network during the 1990s with a constellation of customized satellites built by Hughes Space and Communications Company. Known as the UFO (Ultra High Frequency Follow On) series, these HS-601 model satellites support the Navy's global communications network, serving ships at sea and a variety of other U.S. military fixed and mobile terminals.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 36B