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2013-04-10 12:20:15

BOULDER, Colo., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Aerospace Services, a leader in aerospace systems engineering solutions, announced today that it has signed a teaming agreement with Ukrainian-based hardware and aerospace technology manufacturer, Yuzhnoye SDO. The teaming agreement will provide Ukrainian rocket engine technology, systems, and services to the U.S. market. SAS and Yuzhnoye SDO have worked closely together over the last three years to develop strategic marketing and...

Russian Rocket Fails To Deliver US Satellite Into Orbit, Crashes In Pacific
2013-02-01 07:19:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia´s space industry has suffered yet another blow after a Zenit-3SL launch vehicle failed to deliver a US telecommunications satellite into orbit last night. The rocket, operated from a floating launch pad south of the Hawaiian Islands, failed 40 seconds after lift-off at 06:59 GMT and plunged back into the Pacific Ocean. The Russian rocket was carrying the Intelsat-27 telecommunications satellite, which was built by...

2012-12-03 20:20:13

BERN, Switzerland, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sea Launch AG has successfully launched the EUTELSAT-70B satellite from the Equator on the ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey, completing its 2(nd) mission for Eutelsat and marking the completion of Sea Launch's third and final mission in 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121203/CG23251) The Zenit-3SL rocket carrying the spacecraft lifted off at 12:43:59 Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, December 3rd (20:43:59...

2012-11-21 12:20:54

BERN, Switzerland, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sea Launch vessels have departed Sea Launch Home Port in Long Beach, Calif., for the equator, in preparation for the launch of the EUTELSAT 70B satellite for Eutelsat, one of the world's leading satellite operators. Liftoff is planned for 12:43:55 Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Sunday, December 2nd (20:43:55 UTC/GMT, 21:43:55 CET), at the opening of a 54-minute launch window. (Photo:...

2012-10-16 23:20:05

BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The EUTELSAT-70B satellite of Eutelsat, one of the world's leading satellite operators, has arrived in Long Beach, California and been transported to the Sea Launch "Home Port" facility. Following unloading, the satellite was delivered to the clean room area of the 16-acre sites payload processing facility, where mission operations and integration efforts are now underway. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121016/CG94576)...

2012-08-20 22:21:06

KYIV, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ukrainian-Russian expandable carrier rocket Zenit 3SL set world record in the precision of a satellite launch. The carrier launched commercial satellite Intelsat 21 from a mobile platform in the Pacific Ocean on August 19, 2012. The satellite will service major direct-to-home and cable programmers in Latin and North America, Europe and other regions for at least 18 years. The closest to the Earth point on the satellite's orbit had...

2012-08-14 14:20:08

BERN, Switzerland, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sea Launch and Energia Logistics teams have initiated the automated L-72 hour launch countdown sequence at its equatorial launch site on August 14. Launch operations are now underway at the Equator, at 154 degrees West longitude. The Sea Launch Commander is positioned alongside the Launch Platform Odyssey, with the two vessels periodically connected by a link bridge that facilitates foot traffic between the vessels. A day before...

2012-08-06 06:20:55

BERN, Switzerland, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sea Launch vessels have departed Sea Launch Home Port in Long Beach, Calif., for the equator, in preparation for the launch of the Intelsat 21 satellite. Liftoff is planned for 23:56 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Thursday, August 16 (06:56 UTC/GMT on August 17), at the opening of a 58-minute launch window. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120806/CG52594) Upon their arrival at the launch site at 154 degrees West...

2012-06-08 10:20:27

BERN, Switzerland, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sea Launch announced today that it has released preliminary "Quick Look" payload unit (PLU) telemetry information to Intelsat S.A. and Space Systems Loral on June 8, 2012. The data covered the full mission profile from lift off at 22:23 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Thursday, May 31st (05:23 UTC/GMT, Friday, June 1) through Spacecraft separation. Sea Launch successfully inserted and separated the spacecraft into its predefined orbit,...

2012-05-31 22:20:04

BERN, Switzerland, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sea Launch AG has successfully launched the Intelsat 19 satellite from the Equator on the ocean-based Launch PlatformOdyssey, completing its eleventh mission for Intelsat S.A. and marking Sea Launch's first of three planned missions in 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/CG16245) The Zenit-3SL rocket carrying the spacecraft lifted off at 22:23 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Thursday, May 31st (05:23 UTC/GMT,...