LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Mar 16 1998
Lockheed Martin

UHF F/O F8

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 16, 1998 at 4:32 PM EST

(March 16, 1998 at 9:32 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 16, 1998 at 4:32 PM EST

(March 16, 1998 at 9:32 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 16, 1998 at 4:32 PM EST

(March 16, 1998 at 9:32 PM 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 36A