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LONG BEACH - Sea Launch Co.'s oceangoing rocket platform and command ship are en route to the equatorial Pacific to launch a satellite for Dish Network Corp. Long Beach-based Sea Launch says liftoff of the EchoStar 11 satellite is planned for Tuesday.
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.
Unusually strong Pacific currents and winds stymied an attempt to launch a rocket carrying a commercial satellite and forced the oceangoing platform and control ship to sail back from the equator to their home port Tuesday.
An Intelsat communications satellite was successfully launched into orbit Thursday from an oceangoing platform in the Pacific, Sea Launch Co. said.
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