Orbital plans to launch
the 55-pound spacecraft into a highly elliptical orbit of 186 by 2,796 miles above the Earth at an inclination of 105.
Sirius Satellite Radio has purchased a spot for spacecraft launch
prior to December 2010.
Edward Horowitz, president and CEO of SES AMERICOM, said: "The launch
of AMC-23 is a proud moment for the AMERICOM team.
An SES affiliate, AsiaSat, also has used both vehicles, and the launch
for another affiliate, SES SIRIUS AB, was awarded to Proton this year.
The company's primary products are satellites and launch
vehicles, including low-orbit, geosynchronous and planetary spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific and defense missions; ground- and air-launched
rockets that deliver satellites into orbit; and missile defense systems that are used as interceptor and target vehicles.
Last year's failed launch
was pushed back several times in an attempt to weed out all the bugs.
HETE had Japanese collaboration and [NASA Administrator Dan] Goldin had made a personal promise to Argentina that NASA would launch
That comforting myth was shattered in 1991, when, during an attempted coup, insurgents seized a briefcase containing nuclear launch
codes at Mikhail Gorbachev's Crimean dacha.
company is looking to launch
a live QuickReach rocket in 2008.
Not all of the launch
problems have been with the shuttle.
The Odyssey Launch
Platform and the Sea Launch
Commander are currently sailing to the launch
site at 154 degrees West Longitude on the Equator to begin launch
Even NASA's chief, who maintains that this mission is not about public relations, can't help but notice the significance of the launch
Conducted From Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Continues Minotaur Program's 100% Mission Success Record --
The current plan is to build the RLV (reusable launch
vehicle) here,'' said Skunk Works spokesman Ron Lindeke.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) today announced that it has been awarded a $27 million contract for two Minotaur IV launch
vehicles by the U.