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Titan 4B launches Milstar
Updated: Wed, Jan 16, 2002, 8:13 AM ET (1313 GMT)
Originally Posted: Tue, Jan 15, 2002, 9:13 PM ET (0213 GMT)
Titan 4B launch (Lockheed Martin file photo) A Titan 4B lifted off Tuesday evening on a mission to place a military communications satellite into orbit. The Titan 4B lifted off at 7:30 pm EST (0030 GMT Wednesday) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It placed into a temporary low Earth orbit the Milstar 2F-3 military communications satellite. Two Centaur burns later in the evening placed the satellite into geostationary orbit by about 2:45 am EST (0745 GMT) Wednesday. The launch was pushed back by nearly three hours Tuesday because of problems earlier in the day with ground support equipment. The launch is the first of 2002 worldwide.
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