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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