Sea Launch Targets Satellite Launch For XM

Long Beach-based commercial satellite delivery firm Sea Launch announced this morning that it is planning to launch its fifth mission for the year, the launch of a satellite for XM Satellite Radio. The XM-4 satellite is scheduled for launch on October 26th. Sea Launch develops ocean-based launch systems used to launch satellites into orbit. The satellite, built by Boeing, will provide satellite radio services to the continental US and parts of Canada.