Quantcast

Latest Land Launch Stories

2010-10-28 12:35:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea Launch Company has successfully completed its Chapter 11 reorganization process, effective October 27, 2010. As part of the court-approved Plan of Reorganization, Energia Overseas Limited (EOL), a Russian corporation, will have acquired a majority ownership of the reorganized Sea Launch entity. The Plan of Reorganization was approved by Judge Brendan Shannon, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 27, 2010. The...

2009-03-31 12:10:00

Strong demand for Ku-band coverage of Africa and the Atlantic Ocean Region builds growing utilization of Telesat's newest satellite OTTAWA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ - Telesat, the world's fourth-largest fixed satellite service operator, announced today that it has begun commercial service on its state-of-the-art Telstar 11N satellite. Telstar 11N is located at 37.5 degrees West and utilizes 39 high powered Ku-band transponders to support a wide range of video and data applications in...

2008-10-31 18:00:10

Russian space technicians are preparing to launch a Ukrainian-built rocket containing a U.S. Telstar telecom satellite, Russia's space agency said Friday. The Zenit-3SLB carrier rocket is scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome space center in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan, about 125 miles east of the Aral Sea, at the end of December, space officials said. "A preliminary assessment of the launch facilities at Baikonur was carried out this week in preparation for the launch of...

2008-07-16 21:00:09

KOROLYOV, Moscow region. July 16 (Interfax-AVN) - A Russian- Ukrainian Zenit-3SL rocket and its upper stage DM have successfully put the U.S. satellite EchoStar XI into orbit with an altitude of 36,000 kilometers. "After the satellite was put into orbit, its control was handed over to its owner," the Russian space mission control told Interfax. The Zenit-3SL rocket was launched from the Ocean Odyssey floating launch platform in the equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean as part of the Sea...

2008-04-28 16:41:38

PARIS -- Israel's Amos-3 telecommunications satellite was placed successfully into geostationary orbit on Monday aboard the inaugural flight of the Russian-Ukrainian Land Launch system, setting the stage for what satellite-fleet operators hope will be a lively competition between Land Launch -- affiliated with Sea Launch Co. of Long Beach, Calif. -- and Russian Soyuz rockets launched from Europe's equatorial spaceport. Amos-3's owner, Spacecom of Tel Aviv, confirmed that the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'