Atlas V Successfully Launches Mexico’s Morelos-3 From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // October 2, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Atlas V 421 launched the Morelos-3 mission for Mexico’s Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Ministry of Communications and Transportation).
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V is provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services.
Mission Description: Morelos-3 will be part of the Mexsat constellation of satellites owned by Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes and operated by Telecomunicaciones de Mexico that delivers advanced telecommunications throughout Mexico.
The Mexsat program provides secure communications for Mexico’s national security needs in addition to providing communications to rural zones, as a complement to other existing networks.
These satellite communication services include education and health programs, voice, data, video, and internet services.
Launch Notes: Morelos-3 was the 57th Atlas V launch since the vehicle’s inaugural mission in 2002 and the fifth in the 421 configuration.