Atlas 2A launches DSCS B8
Posted: January 21, 2000
Lockheed Martin successfully launched the U.S. Air Force's DSCS B8 communications satellite on January 21 from Cape Canaveral Air Station. Source: Lockheed Martin. Image copyright: Spaceflight Now.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Atlas 2A
Payload: DSCS B8
Launch date: Jan. 21, 2000
Launch window: 0015-0139 GMT (7:15-8:39 p.m. EST on 20th)
Launch site: SLC-36A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla.
The Lockheed Martin Atlas 2A rocket launches with DSCS B8 from the Cape.
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Animation of the DSCS satellite's early operations once in space.
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Watch the sequence of events as the Atlas 2A rocket carries the U.S. Air Force's DSCS B8 satellite into orbit.
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Atlas vehicle data - Overview of the rocket that will launch DSCS B8 into space.
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.
Launch windows - Available windows for future launch dates of AC-138.
DSCS B8 - Overview of the U.S. Air Force DSCS satellite program.
Atlas index - Listing of our previous Atlas coverage.
Explore the Net
International Launch Services - Lockheed Martin-led consortium which globally markets the U.S. Atlas and Russian Proton rockets.
Lockheed Martin Astronautics - U.S. company which builds and launches the Atlas family of rockets.
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space - U.S. company that builds the DSCS satellites.
U.S. Air Force - Home page of the U.S. Air Force, which oversees the launch and DSCS fleet.
3rd SLS - U.S. Air Force Space Launch Squadron responsible for the Atlas at Cape Canaveral.
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