LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sun Oct 22 1995
Lockheed Martin

UHF F/O F6

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

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(8:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(8:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas II

Description:

Atlas II was a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas missile program of the 1950s. It was designed to launch payloads into low earth orbit, geosynchronous transfer orbit or geosynchronous orbit. Sixty-three launches of the Atlas II, IIA and IIAS models were carried out between 1991 and 2004; all sixty-three launches were successes, making the Atlas II the most reliable launch system in history.

Atlas II rocket
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 36A