Latest Zenit Stories

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.

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.

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.

2008-06-25 00:02:37

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Measat Global Bhd, said the Measat-3a satellite has secured a launch on August 21.

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.

2007-11-28 08:55:00

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.

2005-06-23 21:49:31

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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  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.