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INMARSAT 4 F1

Atlas V 431

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission


INMARSAT 4 F1

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $130,000,000

Heaviest single payload to geosynchronous transfer orbit to that date. The satellite was to provide L-band mobile communications and wideband data transmission for Inmarsat’s global network.

Location


Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 41 has witnessed the launch of 111 rockets, including 111 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 41

Rocket


United Launch Alliance Atlas V 431

Atlas V with 4m Fairing, 3 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

Atlas V 431

Agency


Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA’s return to the moon in 2024.

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