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June 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A communications satellite for PanAmSat was successfully fired into orbit from an oceangoing platform floating on the equator in the Pacific, Sea Launch Co. said. A Zenit-3SL rocket carrying the Galaxy 16 satellite lifted off at 12:50 a.m. PDT Sunday, said Sea Launch, a Long Beach-based multinational venture. Galaxy 16, built by Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, will serve broadcast customers in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada.
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July 28, 2010 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Sea Launch Co., a Long Beach-based rocket launch company, said a Delaware judge on Tuesday approved a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan that would transfer control of the company from Boeing Co. to a Russian rocket engine maker. The company, which uses a converted oil-rig to launch rockets near the equator, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2009 after it could not pay a $52-million judgment against it in connection with a terminated launch contract. The judgment came shortly after a platform explosion in early 2007 destroyed a commercial satellite and set the company's operations back about a year.
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January 31, 2007 | Peter Pae
A rocket launched in the Pacific Ocean by Long Beach-based Sea Launch Co. exploded during liftoff, destroying a Boeing Co.-built commercial communications satellite. The rocket, which was being launched from an oceangoing platform in the equatorial Pacific, was carrying an NSS-8 satellite built at Boeing's El Segundo factory and intended for use by Netherlands-based SES New Skies.
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April 4, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
A Long Beach-based venture that launches rockets at sea said Tuesday that it could begin launching again in October, about eight months after an explosion destroyed a commercial satellite and grounded operations. Sea Launch Co., a joint venture of Boeing Co., a Norwegian shipbuilder and Russian rocket makers, said the explosion was caused by an anomaly in the rocket's first-stage engine, which provides the initial thrust for liftoff. The failed launch Jan.
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March 26, 1999 | Associated Press
If all goes as planned, a rocket carrying a five-ton dummy satellite will lift off from a floating launch pad in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Saturday as the commercial space race heads to sea. The test from a converted oil-drilling platform represents a critical challenge for an international consortium seeking lucrative contracts to launch the next generation of communications satellites.
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January 9, 2001 | Associated Press
A Boeing-led firm scrapped the launch of a digital audio broadcast satellite about 30 seconds before the planned liftoff. Sea Launch Co. of Long Beach did not immediately explain the cancellation. Weather was favorable at the Odyssey launch platform in the Pacific Ocean, 1,300 miles south of Hawaii. The launch was supposed to send up the first of two digital audio broadcast satellites, to be known by the names Rock and Roll. XM Satellite Radio Inc.
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June 5, 1997 | From Times staff and wire reports
The World Bank is putting its financial muscle behind Sea Launch Co., an innovative but controversial project based in Long Beach to launch satellites from sea, bank officials in Washington said Wednesday. The multimillion-dollar project will use a converted and mobile oil-drilling platform to launch the satellites from a remote location in international waters about 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. Boeing Co.
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April 4, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
A Long Beach-based venture that launches rockets at sea said Tuesday that it could begin launching again in October, about eight months after an explosion destroyed a commercial satellite and grounded operations. Sea Launch Co., a joint venture of Boeing Co., a Norwegian shipbuilder and Russian rocket makers, said the explosion was caused by an anomaly in the rocket's first-stage engine, which provides the initial thrust for liftoff. The failed launch Jan.
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September 24, 1999 | MICHAEL WHITE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Russian-made rocket will carry a U.S. satellite into orbit from a platform floating in the equatorial Pacific Ocean early next month in the first commercial liftoff for a multinational venture led by Boeing Co., officials said Thursday. If the launch by Sea Launch Co. goes as planned on Oct. 10, it could provide a welcome lift not only to Boeing and its overseas partners, but also to a satellite industry slowed by recent launch failures, a softening market and tighter U.S.
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February 6, 2006 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
A team of Russians and Americans will be far out in the Pacific at the equator Wednesday to send a 9,500-pound television satellite into orbit from a floating launch pad. Sea Launch Co. is an unlikely rocket venture that is 40%-owned by aerospace giant Boeing Co. Its partners are RSC-Energia, a Russian rocket engine company; a Ukrainian rocket maker; and a Norwegian shipbuilder.
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January 31, 2007 | Peter Pae
A rocket launched in the Pacific Ocean by Long Beach-based Sea Launch Co. exploded during liftoff, destroying a Boeing Co.-built commercial communications satellite. The rocket, which was being launched from an oceangoing platform in the equatorial Pacific, was carrying an NSS-8 satellite built at Boeing's El Segundo factory and intended for use by Netherlands-based SES New Skies.
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June 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A communications satellite for PanAmSat was successfully fired into orbit from an oceangoing platform floating on the equator in the Pacific, Sea Launch Co. said. A Zenit-3SL rocket carrying the Galaxy 16 satellite lifted off at 12:50 a.m. PDT Sunday, said Sea Launch, a Long Beach-based multinational venture. Galaxy 16, built by Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, will serve broadcast customers in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada.
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February 6, 2006 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
A team of Russians and Americans will be far out in the Pacific at the equator Wednesday to send a 9,500-pound television satellite into orbit from a floating launch pad. Sea Launch Co. is an unlikely rocket venture that is 40%-owned by aerospace giant Boeing Co. Its partners are RSC-Energia, a Russian rocket engine company; a Ukrainian rocket maker; and a Norwegian shipbuilder.
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January 9, 2001 | Associated Press
A Boeing-led firm scrapped the launch of a digital audio broadcast satellite about 30 seconds before the planned liftoff. Sea Launch Co. of Long Beach did not immediately explain the cancellation. Weather was favorable at the Odyssey launch platform in the Pacific Ocean, 1,300 miles south of Hawaii. The launch was supposed to send up the first of two digital audio broadcast satellites, to be known by the names Rock and Roll. XM Satellite Radio Inc.
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September 24, 1999 | MICHAEL WHITE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Russian-made rocket will carry a U.S. satellite into orbit from a platform floating in the equatorial Pacific Ocean early next month in the first commercial liftoff for a multinational venture led by Boeing Co., officials said Thursday. If the launch by Sea Launch Co. goes as planned on Oct. 10, it could provide a welcome lift not only to Boeing and its overseas partners, but also to a satellite industry slowed by recent launch failures, a softening market and tighter U.S.
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March 26, 1999 | Associated Press
If all goes as planned, a rocket carrying a five-ton dummy satellite will lift off from a floating launch pad in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Saturday as the commercial space race heads to sea. The test from a converted oil-drilling platform represents a critical challenge for an international consortium seeking lucrative contracts to launch the next generation of communications satellites.
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July 28, 2010 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Sea Launch Co., a Long Beach-based rocket launch company, said a Delaware judge on Tuesday approved a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan that would transfer control of the company from Boeing Co. to a Russian rocket engine maker. The company, which uses a converted oil-rig to launch rockets near the equator, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2009 after it could not pay a $52-million judgment against it in connection with a terminated launch contract. The judgment came shortly after a platform explosion in early 2007 destroyed a commercial satellite and set the company's operations back about a year.
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June 5, 1997 | From Times staff and wire reports
The World Bank is putting its financial muscle behind Sea Launch Co., an innovative but controversial project based in Long Beach to launch satellites from sea, bank officials in Washington said Wednesday. The multimillion-dollar project will use a converted and mobile oil-drilling platform to launch the satellites from a remote location in international waters about 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. Boeing Co.
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