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Sea Launch Completes First Post-Bankruptcy Liftoff
2011-09-26 04:04:42

  A spacecraft launch service operating from a mobile sea platform in the Pacific Ocean successfully completed their first launch since emerging from bankruptcy protection in late 2010, BBC News Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos reported on Saturday. Sea Launch, which completed Chapter 11 reorganization procedures on October 27 of last year, launched the Atlantic Bird 7 broadcast satellite from its Odyssey Launch Platform. The launch, which took place near the Equator, was the...

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...

2010-08-06 01:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it has received a contract from Inmarsat to build three Ka-band satellites to add to Inmarsat's current mobile satellite services fleet. Financial details were not disclosed. The fixed-price contract, with options, calls for three 702HP commercial spacecraft with 89 Ka-band beams that will operate in geosynchronous orbit with flexible global coverage. The new satellite series, called Inmarsat-5,...

2009-11-18 12:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerald P. Buccino, Chairman and CEO is pleased to announce that Christopher L. Picone, a Managing Director in the firm's Chicago office has been named Chief Restructuring Officer ("CRO") of Sea Launch Company, LLC, ("Sea Launch") headquartered in Long Beach, CA. Sea Launch is a leading provider of launch services to the commercial satellite industry. Sea Launch and its affiliated entities filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the...

2008-09-24 21:00:24

KYIV. Sept 24 (Interfax) - The Sea Launch international consortium has signed an agreement on two cluster launches of a Zenith-3SL launch vehicle carrying 16 telecommunications satellites for the O3b Networks satellite system, which is currently under construction, from a launch pad in the Pacific Ocean. The consortium's spokeswoman Paula Korn told Interfax that eight Thales Alenia Space satellites weighing 700 kilograms each are to be put into near-equatorial orbit with a height of 7,825...

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