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2005-Apr-26, 05:19 PM
SUMMARY: A Zenit-3SL rocket lifted off from the floating Sea Launch platform today, placing the Spaceway F1 broadcast satellite into orbit for DIRECTV. The rocket launched at 0731 UTC (3:31 am EDT) and placed the 6,080 kg (13,376 lb) satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Spaceway F1 will provide HD broadcast services to North America. It's the heaviest commercial communications satellite ever launched.

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2005-Apr-28, 03:30 PM
I build model rockets and love to watch them launch but i never have seen a real rocket launch and i rilly do.