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2008-07-10 03:00:24

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. The satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto and is designed to last 15 years. It will join Englewood, Colo.-based Dish Network's fleet serving direct- broadcast satellite television customers in the U.S. This month, 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...

2007-11-28 08:55:00

LOS ANGELES -- 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. The launch attempt was the first by Sea Launch Co. since a damaging rocket explosion in January. The mission to put a mobile voice and data services satellite for Abu Dhabi-based Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co. into orbit will be rescheduled, Sea...

2005-06-23 21:49:31

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- An Intelsat communications satellite was successfully launched into orbit Thursday from an oceangoing platform in the Pacific, Sea Launch Co. said. The Intelsat Americas satellite lifted off from the Odyssey launch platform at 7:03 a.m. PDT and all systems of the Zenit-3SL rocket performed properly, the Long Beach-based company said. A ground station in Fucino, Italy, acquired the spacecraft's first signal less than an hour later and early data indicated it was in...

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