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Re: Launch opportunity ???



What is SeaLaunch.  Is it like a Sea launched ballistic missile?  Is there a
web page?

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From: Richard W L Limebear <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 1998 3:25 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Launch opportunity ???


>Hi Guys
>
>For what its worth.  P3D launch-opportunity hunters please note:
>
>
>(begin quote)
>
>[Headline] Ukrainian Sea Launch of US Satellite Moved to March '99
>
>Moscow ITAR-TASS in English 0620 GMT 24 Sep 98
>
>[By Veronika Romanenkova]
>
>MOSCOW, September 24 (Itar-Tass) -- The first liftoff from the
international
>floating
>cosmodrome Sea Launch is shifted from this autumn to March 1999. It is
planned
>to put into orbit a space mockup instead of a real satellite, deputy
general
>designer of the Energiya space corporation Valeriy Aliev said in an
interview
>with Itar-Tass here on Thursday [24 September].
>
>The first reason for the delay is unreadiness of the American satellite
>Galaxy-11 which was to be fired off from the Sea Launch. The thing is that
the
>previous blastoff of Galaxy-10 was abortive, and the manufacturer of the
>spacecraft, the American Hughes company, decided to improve the spacecraft.
>
>Thus, cancelling a fireoff from the Sea Launch this year, Hughes intends to
>order two launches in 1999, Aliev noted.
>
>According to the deputy general designer, specialists are now engaged in
>selecting a demonstration mockup, which is no less difficult than a choice
of
>a real satellite.
>
>(end quote)
>
>Can P3D swim ?  I know it does everything else.
>
>73
>Richard W L Limebear G3RWL
>g3rwl@amsat.org
>FOC # 1188
>
>          So many beautiful girls ..... (sob) so little time
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