The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
The earliest event was in 1958, the latest event was in 2013
Military and Classified Programs:
1963 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thor/Lockheed Agena D, SLC2E, VAFB
1963 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Atlas/Lockheed Agena B, SLC3E, VAFB
1965 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thor SLV-2A/Lockheed Agena D, SLC3W VAFB
1993 – LAUNCH: MM (GE) DSCS III B-9, GD Atlas II, LC36A, CCAFS
2013 – LAUNCH: LM MUOS-2, ULA Atlas V 551, LC41, CCAFS
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1958 – LAUNCH FAILURE: GD Atlas B, LC11, CCAFS
1960 – LAUNCH: Lockheed Polaris A1, LC25A, CCAFS
1968 – LAUNCH: Lockheed Polaris A2E, SSBN611, ETR
1996 – LAUNCH: LM Trident D5, SSBN611, ETR
The photos today are from the MUOS-2 mission in 2013. They include the launch on ULA Atlas V 551 and the MUOS-2 spacecraft being encapsulated prior to launch.