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ATLAS READY TO LAUNCH UHF F2 SATELLITE

 SAN DIEGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A General Dynamics Atlas I is scheduled to launch the second in the series of UHF Follow-On satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Friday, Sept. 3. The 80-minute launch window opens at 6:59 a.m. EDT and closes at 8:19 a.m.
 The commercial Atlas I, designated AC-75, will launch the Hughes- built communications satellite from Launch Complex 36B at CCAFS. UHF Follow-On satellites will replace the Fleet Satellite Communications (FLTSATCOM) and the Hughes-built Leasat spacecraft presently supporting the U.S. Navy's global communication network. Hughes is procuring launch services from General Dynamics for a total of nine UHF missions.
 This will be the third Atlas launch this year. On July 19, an Atlas II successfully placed a U.S. Air Force DSCS III into geosynchronous transfer orbit. An Atlas E launched a NOAA satellite from Vandenberg AFB on Aug. 9, marking the 23rd consecutive success for the Atlas E. The balance of the 1993 Atlas manifest includes the first Atlas IIAS commercial launch and the fourth Atlas/DSCS launch.
 The launch of AC-75 also marks the return to flight of the Atlas I after the successful conclusion of the investigation into the launch anomaly that occurred last March on the first Atlas/UHF mission.
 General Dynamics Space Systems Division, headquartered in San Diego, produces the Atlas family of launch vehicles, the Centaur upper stage and other launch vehicle components at its facilities in San Diego and Harlingen, Texas. Hughes Space and Communications Co. builds the HS 601 satellite in El Segundo, Calif.
 Commercial Launch Services Inc. (CLS), a subsidiary of General Dynamics based in San Diego, offers a full launch services package that includes the launch vehicle, complete launch operations, integration of the spacecraft, dedicated mission management and post-launch validation of spacecraft separation and orbit. General Dynamics has commitments for 30 launches through the 1990s including 22 commercial and eight Air Force missions.
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 /CONTACT: Julie C. Andrews, (San Diego) 619-974-3600, or (Florida) 407-784-8183 or 407-783-9222/


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