View Full Version : Sea Launch Sends DIRECTV Satellite to Orbit

2005-Sep-11, 05:57 AM
SUMMARY: Sea Launch successfully lofted the DIRECTV 7S broadcast satellite into orbit today. A Zenit-3SL rocket lifted off from the floating platform at 1242 GMT (8:42 am EDT), and sent the satellite into a geosynchronous orbit towards its final destination above 119 degrees West Longitude. The DIRECTV 7S is the heaviest commercial satellite ever launched, weighing in at 5,483 kg. This was the 10th successful consecutive mission for Sea Launch.

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