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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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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