TS News - Hot Bird 2 Launched

TELE-satellit News, 22 November 1996

Hot Bird 2 Launched
  CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, USA, 96/11/22 (TS) -- A Lockheed Martin
Astronautics Atlas IIA rocket has launched the Hot Bird 2 television
broadcast satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit this afternoon from
Complex 36, Pad B. It was the sixth successful Atlas launch of 1996 from
Cape Canaveral Air Station and the 26th consecutive successful flight.

  The new satellite will join Eutelsat's II-F1 and Hot Bird 1 satellites at
13 degrees East to transmit programming into Europe.
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