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Ocean rocket returns to business

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    The Sea Launch company has returned to flight with a mission to loft a telecoms satellite to serve the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
    The firm's Zenit 3SL rocket lifted off from its converted oil rig platform stationed in the Pacific at 1149 GMT.

    The Thuraya 3 satellite separated from the vehicle some 98 minutes later.

    The flight was the first for Sea Launch since the catastrophic explosion in January 2007 which destroyed a Zenit and its payload on the pad.

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