Sea Launch Prepares to Launch Thuraya-3 Communication Satellite

by OldSailor on January 3, 2008


Sea Launch, a Mobile Platform that can launch satellites from sea is preparing to launch Thuraya-3 communication satellite on January 15, at 3:49am PST (11:49 GMT). The launch earlier scheduled in November 2007, was postponed due to adverse weather conditions at the launch site.

View a video clip of previous satellite launch by Sea Launch

Click here to view the live web telecast of Thuraya-3 satellite launch by Sea Launch.

Update: January,15

Sea Launch has launched successfully Thuraya-3.  A Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket lifted off from the Odyssey Launch Platform at 3:49 am PST as per schedule. All phases of the flight profile performed as expected.

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