Sea Launch Prepares For Tuesday Launch
[Satellite Today – 1-14-08] The Sea Launch Commander and the Odyssey Launch Platform have arrived at the launch site and initiated a countdown, Sea Launch announced Jan. 12.
Liftoff for the Thuraya-3 mobile communications satellite is planned for 3:49 PST Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Sea Launch was forced to abandon an earlier attempt to launch the satellite when unusually strong currents forced the ship to return to port.
Sea Launch’s Zenit-3SL rocket resumes operations with this flight, following an unsuccessful launch in January 2007.