Mission History

Below is a listing of previous Astrotech Space Operations missions.

GPS - IIR6 (PAM)
Launch Date
November 10, 2000

GPS - IIR6 (USA-154) is an American navigation satellite which forms part of the Global Positioning System.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

THURAYA 1
Launch Date
October 20, 2000

THURAYA 1 is a turnkey satellite system that will expand mobile telephone service availability to approximately 1.8 billion people in 100 countries.

Launch Site
Sea Launch
Vehicle
Zenit-3SL

PANAMSAT 9
Launch Date
July 28, 2000

PANAMSAT 9 is designed to deliver video distribution, data relay and Internet services throughout the Americas, the Caribbean and western Europe.

Launch Site
Sea Launch
Vehicle
Zenit-3SL

ECHOSTAR - VI
Launch Date
July 14, 2000

ECHOSTAR - VI provides broadcast and communications services to Europe using wide-band feeds.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

EUTELSAT - W4
Launch Date
May 24, 2000

EUTELSAT - W4 provides communications services to Russia and Africa. It carries thirty one transponders, and has an expected on-orbit lifespan of 12 years.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 3A

GOES - L
Launch Date
May 3, 2000

The GOES I-M satellites are the primary element of U.S. weather monitoring and forecast operations and are a key component of NOAA's National Weather Service operations and modernization program.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

ICO - F1
Launch Date
March 12, 2000

The ICO-F1 satellite was to be the developmental testbed for the company's global system, preparing the foundation for the subsequent launch of the rest of ICO's constellation of 10 operational satellites.

Launch Site
Sea Launch
Vehicle
Zenit-3SL

GLOBALSTAR - 7
Launch Date
February 8, 2000

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

HISPASAT - 1C
Launch Date
February 3, 2000

HISPASAT - 1C provides communications services to Europe and the Americas. It is expected to remain in service until at least 2015.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

KOMPSAT
Launch Date
December 20, 1999

Korea's KOMPSAT program's objective is the development of a national space segment in Earth observation along with an efficient infrastructure and ground segment to provide valuable services to remote sensing users in various fields of applications.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Taurus

EOS-AM-1 (Terra)
Launch Date
December 18, 1999

Terra (formerly EOS AM-1) is the flagship satellite of NASA's Earth observing systems.

Launch Site
VAFB
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

UHF F/O - F10
Launch Date
November 22, 1999

UHF Follow-on satellite provides UHF and EHF communications, and Global Broadcast Service television for the US Navy.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2A

DIRECTV - 1R
Launch Date
October 9, 1999

DIRECTV - 1R will be used to deliver new programming services, expand channel capacity, and strengthen in-orbit redundancy.

Launch Site
Sea Launch
Vehicle
Zenit-3SL

ECHOSTAR - V
Launch Date
September 23, 1999

EchoStar V will add 150 more audio and video channels to the existing 350 channels of programming available on EchoStar's DISH Network.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

GLOBALSTAR - 6
Launch Date
August 17, 1999

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

GLOBALSTAR - 5
Launch Date
July 25, 1999

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

GLOBALSTAR - 4
Launch Date
July 10, 1999

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

GLOBALSTAR - 3
Launch Date
July 10, 1999

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

ORION 3
Launch Date
May 4, 1999

Orion 3 was an American spacecraft which was intended for use by Loral Space & Communications as a geostationary communications satellite.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta III

EUTELSAT - W3
Launch Date
April 12, 1999

EUTELSAT - W3 is designed to serve Europe, the Middle East and North Africa through a highpower footprint optimised for direct-to-home pay-TV, video exchanges, VSAT networks and broadband services.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2AS

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