Mission History

Below is a listing of previous Astrotech Space Operations missions.

HOTBIRD - 5
Launch Date
October 9, 1998

HOTBIRD - 5 was later renamed Eurobird 2 and then finally Arabsat 2D.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2A

IRIDIUM MS-10
Launch Date
September 8, 1998

The IRIDIUM system was designed to communicate with hand-held wireless telephones worldwide.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Delta II

GALAXY X
Launch Date
August 26, 1998

Galaxy X was to significantly increase PanAmSat's domestic U.S. communications capabilities, delivering analog as well as digital cable TV channels and serving as a major pipeline for satellite-based telecommunications networks in the United States.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta III

INTELSAT - 805
Launch Date
June 18, 1998

The INTELSAT system provides voice/data and video services to customers around the world.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

THOR III
Launch Date
June 9, 1998

THOR III will provide Ku-band and direct-to-home digital television to Norway and Northern Europe.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

IRIDIUM MS-9
Launch Date
May 17, 1998

The IRIDIUM MS-9 communications satellite was successfully put into orbit by a Delta II rocket.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Delta II

GLOBALSTAR - 2
Launch Date
April 24, 1998

The Globalstar global mobile communications network offers global, digital real time voice, data and fax via a constellation of 48 minisatellites.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

IRIDIUM MS-8
Launch Date
March 29, 1998

The IRIDIUM MS-8 communications satellite was successfully put into orbit by a Delta II rocket.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Delta II

UHF F/O - F8
Launch Date
March 16, 1998

UHF F/O - F8 incorporates a Global Broadcast Service payload to greatly enhance the communications capability of the satellite.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas II

INTELSAT - 806
Launch Date
February 27, 1998

INTELSAT 806 will serve an extensive video cable community in the Americas, with access to over 2,000 cablehead ends in Latin America. This was the 29th INTELSAT satellite to launch on an Atlas launch vehicle.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

IRIDIUM MS-7
Launch Date
February 18, 1998

The IRIDIUM system was designed to communicate with hand-held wireless telephones worldwide.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Delta II

GLOBALSTAR - 1
Launch Date
February 14, 1998

The Globalstar global mobile communications network offers global, digital real time voice, data and fax via a constellation of 48 minisatellites.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

GEOSAT
Launch Date
February 10, 1998

GEOdetic SATellite (GEOSAT) was a US Navy satellite designed to measure sea surface heights to within 5 cm. After a one-and-a-half year long classified mission for the Navy, Geosat's scientific Exact Repeat Mission (ERM) began.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Taurus

SKYNET - 4D
Launch Date
January 9, 1998

The SKYNET - 4D program mission objective is to provide communications capability for the UK military satellite communications system.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

IRIDIUM MS-6
Launch Date
December 20, 1997

The IRIDIUM system was designed to communicate with hand-held wireless telephones worldwide.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Delta II

GALAXY - 8i
Launch Date
December 8, 1997

GALAXY - 8i provides DIRECTV service to Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

IRIDIUM MS-5
Launch Date
November 8, 1997

The IRIDIUM system was designed to communicate with hand-held wireless telephones worldwide.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Delta II

ECHOSTAR - III
Launch Date
October 5, 1997

EchoStar III will join the EchoStar I and II satellites in expanding the service of the company's DISH NetworkTM satellite system, which provides television programming to its customers throughout the U.S.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

IRIDIUM MS-4
Launch Date
September 26, 1997

The IRIDIUM system was designed to communicate with hand-held wireless telephones worldwide.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Delta II

GE - 3
Launch Date
September 4, 1997

GE-3, renamed AMC-3, is a commercial broadcast communications satellite. It provides coverage to the continental United States, Canada, the Caribbean islands, southern Greenland, and Central America.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

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