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2008-09-08 21:00:21

MOSCOW. Sept 8 (Interfax-AVN) - The U.S. telecom satellite Galaxy- 19 will be put into orbit on September 23 under the Sea Launch program. "The high-power satellite will service clients in North America, Central America and the Caribbean," the Sea Launch Company website said. The satellite will join the Intelsat cluster. The previous Intelsat satellite was also delivered to orbit by a Zenit-3SL rocket from the Odyssey launch platform. The Galaxy-19 will be the fifth satellite...

2008-08-11 00:00:26

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd has delayed the launch of its latest satellite, MEASAT-3a, due to a technical issue at the launch site. The satellite was due to be launched on August 21, the company said in a statement released in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. It will announce a new launch date later. It did not elaborate on the technical issue. However, the spacecraft will be brought back to the manufacturer's facility in Dulles, the US, for repair. Orbital Sciences is the manufacturer 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...

2008-07-16 12:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications (Nasdaq:LORL), and the world's leading provider of high-power commercial satellites, today announced that the EchoStar XI satellite, built for DISH Network, deployed its solar arrays early this morning, following its successful launch last night from Sea Launch's Odyssey Launch Platform on the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The 20-kW direct broadcast satellite...

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...

2008-07-02 21:00:17

MOSCOW. July 2 (Interfax-AVN) - The Sea Launch consortium has slated the takeoff of the Zenit-3SL launch vehicle with the U.S. EchoStar XI satellite from a floating platform in the Pacific for the morning of July 16. "The takeoff is planned for 9:21 a.m. Moscow time," Interfax was told at flight control. The five-tonne EchoStar XI is designed to replenish the satellite fleet of DISH Network Corporation. It will become the third satellite to be launched under the Space Launch program for a...

2008-07-01 21:00:15

MOSCOW. July 1 (Interfax-AVN) - A Russian-Ukrainian Zenit-3SL rocket with the U.S. satellite EchoStar XI will be launched in two weeks, a source with the Russian Mission Control Center told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday. "Another launch under the Sea Launch program is slated for July 17," the source said. The five-tonne satellite will replenish the orbital group of the DISH Network Corporation. This will be the third satellite launched under the Sea Launch program for the corporation, which...

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...

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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...

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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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'