Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Sea Launch Delivers Satellite Into Orbit
Long Beach-based Sea Launch, which is developing a mobile, sea-platform for the launch of rockets, said today that it has successfully delivered a communications satellite to geosynchronous orbit. The firm, which is a joint venture of Boeing, and a number of other firms, said that it delivered the Koreasat 5 communications satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit last night froma spot in the Pacific. Sea Launch has been launching payloads from its platforms, which are assembled in Long Beach, since 1999.