View Full Version : Sea Launch... On Land?

2005-Sep-07, 12:38 AM
SUMMARY: Until now, Sea Launch was known for its ocean-based launch platform which is towed out to the Pacific Ocean to launch rockets from the Earth's equator, but a new offering will occasionally see the company launching from dry land - in Kazakhstan. Sea Launch will be offering launch services from the Baikonur cosmodrome; the same place that Russia launches its rockets. "Land Launch" will use existing Zenit launch facilities to lift cargos in the 2,500-3,500 kg range to geosyncronous orbits. The first launch is scheduled for October 4th, 2005.

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