Atlas launches Hispasat 1C
Posted: February 4, 2000
A Lockheed Martin Atlas 2AS rocket successfully launched the Spanish Hispasat 1C communications satellite into space on February 3 from Cape Canaveral Air Station. Images: Lockheed Martin TV/Spaceflight Now.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Atlas 2AS (AC-158)
Payload: Hispasat 1C
Launch date: Feb. 3, 2000
Launch window: 2310-0002 GMT (6:10-7:02 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-36B, Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla.
The Lockheed Martin Atlas 2AS rocket lifts off with the Hispasat 1C communications satellite from Cape Canaveral.
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Launch Weather Officer Jim Sardonia gives the forecast for Thursday's Atlas rocket launch attempt.
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An in-depth look at the Lockheed Martin Atlas 2AS rocket and Centaur upper stage that will launch Hispasat 1C.
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Atlas 2AS vehicle data - Overview of the rocket that will launch Hispasat 1C into space.
Hispasat 1C - Description of the satellite to be launched on AC-158.
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.
Launch windows - Available windows for future launch dates of AC-158.
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.
Hispasat - Spanish company that will use Hispasat 1C for communications services between Europe and Americas.
Alcatel Space - European company that built the Hispasat 1C satellite.
3rd SLS - U.S. Air Force Space Launch Squadron responsible for the Atlas at Cape Canaveral.
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