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Title: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/17/2007 02:38 pm
Launch schedule for Sea Launch and Land Launch.

Note: SL = Sea Launch, LL = Land Launch

Most of this is taken from NASA's Space Calander, so it could be inaccurate.

2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
15 October - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL
December - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL  - or April 2008
December? - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
1st Quarter - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL


EDITS - per below.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/17/2007 02:40 pm
Good work with these schedules, GW.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/17/2007 02:41 pm
Thanks. Quick response in pinning it as well.

I guess I just like schedules...


I was slightly surprised by the lack of 2SLBs.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 07/17/2007 02:45 pm
According to the Russian launch scgedule thread, the launch of AMOS-3 will take plave on the first quarter of 2008.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/17/2007 02:50 pm
Quote
Satori - 17/7/2007  3:45 PM

According to the Russian launch scgedule thread, the launch of AMOS-3 will take plave on the first quarter of 2008.

Corrected. I checked that thread as well. Must've missed it.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: ScoBuck on 07/17/2007 02:51 pm
According to SPACEFLIGHT NOW -

DIRECTV-11 Scheduled for Sea Launch in December, no mention of Echostar 11.

http://spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/17/2007 02:58 pm
Quote
ScoBuck - 17/7/2007  3:51 PM

According to SPACEFLIGHT NOW -

DIRECTV-11 Scheduled for Sea Launch in December, no mention of Echostar 11.

http://spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html

Changed - I've moved DirecTV but I have left Echostar for now, as SFN usually misses a few launches out.

EDIT: According to Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive (not really the most accurate website, but it can be useful - http://www.sworld.com.au/steven/space/uscom-man.txt ), Echostar is also scheduled for December. I doubt if SL can complete a 1-month turnaround, but I'll list them both as December for now.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 07/20/2007 02:45 pm
The launch of AMOS 3 satellite is currently planned for March 12th, 2008...
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/20/2007 07:48 pm
Thanks Anik.

2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
15 October - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL
December - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL - or April 2008
December? - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: ScoBuck on 07/31/2007 03:37 pm
I think you can remove the April listing for DIRECTV-11, and also remove Echostar-11 from 2007.  Found info to support a December target date for DIRECTV-11 at the FAA website.  Link to supporting document is:

http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/media/3Q2007_QLR.pdf

Read last page to confirm this info.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 08/08/2007 09:10 pm
Seems to be quite a quiet time for Sea Launch, in terms of delays, etc, but I guess that this is because they aren't launching anything at the moment.

I've made the changes suggested by ScoBuck.

2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
15 October - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL
December - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL - or April 2008

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 08/19/2007 03:11 pm
Also to be considered are Zenit-Fregat/SB launches for the Russian government.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 08/20/2007 10:55 pm
Quote
GW_Simulations - 8/8/2007  5:10 PM

Seems to be quite a quiet time for Sea Launch, in terms of delays, etc, but I guess that this is because they aren't launching anything at the moment.

Thuraya 3 has been delayed to November.  No public announcement anticipated any time soon.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 08/21/2007 07:26 pm
Quote
Danderman - 19/8/2007  4:11 PM

Also to be considered are Zenit-Fregat/SB launches for the Russian government.

No, this schedule is only for the launches handled by Sea Launch & Land Launch. These partnerships handle commercial launches. For government launches, see Anik's Russian launch schedule:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1133&start=436&posts=439




2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
November - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL
December? - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Mighty-T on 08/28/2007 08:05 am
With Thuraya's delay to November it is hard to believe they will have two launches this year. Best turnaround for subsequent launches was 51 days in 2001. Best they managed last year was 56 days.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 09/11/2007 08:08 pm
Let's wait and see how fast they can turn it around after Thuraya. A late October launch could result in a two-month turnaround for a DirecTV launch somewhere around Christmas.

2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
28 October - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL
December? - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL  - or early 2008

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 10/04/2007 06:00 pm
Updated with information from http://www.space.com.ua/gateway/news.nsf/NewsTodayR/8A2E4B62E56791F0C225736900242A5A!open

(In Russian, translated with Babelfish, so mistakes are possible).

I also believe that Thuraya has been delayed, but I'm not sure.

2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
November? - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL  - or 28 October
TBD? - TBD - ?SLB - LL

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
TBD - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL - or early 2008
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 10/04/2007 06:22 pm
There will not be Zenit launch from Baikonur till AMOS 3...

Quote
GW_Simulations - 4/10/2007  10:00 PM

I also believe that Thuraya has been delayed, but I'm not sure

November is officially now, according to http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2007/q4/071004b_nr.html
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 10/12/2007 07:34 pm
January 2008 for DirecTV 11, according to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: vt_hokie on 10/12/2007 08:08 pm
Huh, no mention of Telstar 11N (http://space.skyrocket.de/index_frame.htm?http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/telstar-11n.htm)
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 10/12/2007 08:40 pm
Quote
vt_hokie - 12/10/2007  10:08 PM

Huh, no mention of Telstar 11N (http://space.skyrocket.de/index_frame.htm?http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/telstar-11n.htm)

No contract yet.

I listed Zenit-3SLB as a probable launch vehicle, as the satellite is based on SSL's 1300LL bus, which is especially optimized for the Land Launch Zenit-3SLB (hence the LL suffix)
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: vt_hokie on 10/12/2007 08:50 pm
I see, thanks!  Cool site you've got there, btw!  

I imagine that Telstar 11N will end up being renamed to something else (perhaps Anik something or other) by the time it gets launched.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 10/22/2007 02:29 pm
According to http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=8618&mid=199627#M199627 the launch of Thuraya is scheduled for 13 November


2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
13 November (NET) - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL
TBD? - TBD - ?SLB - LL

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
January? - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: ScoBuck on 11/01/2007 11:47 pm
Thuraya-3 confirmed for november 13th by Sea Launch:
http://www.boeing.com/special/sea-launch/news_releases/nr_071101.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: ScoBuck on 11/09/2007 01:39 am
Thuraya-3 moved back a day to November 14th:
http://www.boeing.com/special/sea-launch/current_launch.htm
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 11/12/2007 05:48 pm
Thuraya delayed due to high winds

2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
15 November (NET) - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL - 15:49–16:33

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time
January? - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 11/16/2007 08:23 pm
2007
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
18 November (NET) - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL - 15:37–16:21

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
January? - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
February - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: dutch courage on 11/18/2007 11:06 am
Thuraya-3 delayed again.

From Sea Launch: After a few days' delay due to high winds and strong ocean currents, we have resumed our countdown, with liftoff now planned for Monday, Nov 19, at 7:33 PST (15:33 GMT). We will begin our live launch coverage at 7:25am (15:25 GMT).


Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 12/14/2007 03:38 pm
January 2008 for Thuraya 3 and March 2008 for DirecTV 11, according to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp
Title: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 12/15/2007 11:13 am
2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
14 January (NET) - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL
March - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - or Proton
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL
Title: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 01/03/2008 09:43 pm
2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
15 January - Thuraya 3 - 3SL - SL - 11:49
12 March - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL
March - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
May - CMB-Star 1 - 3SL -SL - -Proton[/u]
May - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 01/18/2008 01:11 am
Asiasat 5 is delayed into 2009. There was an announcement of the satellite operator.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 02/01/2008 12:26 pm
Preliminary launch date for DirecTV 11 satellite is March 9, according to my source...
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/07/2008 08:40 pm
Eutelsat W2A and Eutelsat W7 satellites are planned for launch in 2009 from Sea Launch.

Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: moonman on 02/13/2008 07:08 pm
Quote
anik - 1/2/2008  8:26 AM

Preliminary launch date for DirecTV 11 satellite is March 9, according to my source...
---------------------
DirecTV-11 is now listed on "current Launch" page at SeaLaunch....
http://www.sea-launch.com/current_launch.htm
Title: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 02/13/2008 08:07 pm
2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
9 March - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
April - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
TBD - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 02/13/2008 08:20 pm
According to http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp the launch of Galaxy 18 satellite was planned in March, so I assume it will follow after DirecTV 11...

Also from this source:

Galaxy 19 - Sea Launch - 3Q 08
Intelsat 15 - Land Launch - 2Q 09
Intelsat 16 - Land Launch - 2H 09
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: moonman on 02/20/2008 11:43 pm
Payload Unit Transfer to the Sea Launch Commander..........
------------------------
Sea Launch - DIRECTV 11 Satellite Delivery
http://www.sea-launch.com/mission_directv-11/directv_transfer/directv_transfer.html
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/01/2008 06:29 am
According to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp the launch of Galaxy 18 satellite is scheduled for May.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Jirka Dlouhy on 03/02/2008 08:07 pm
I fill in the schedule launch date of AMOS - 60:

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
March - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
27? April - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
April/May  - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
TBD - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Jirka Dlouhy on 03/04/2008 06:51 am
New date of DirecTV 11 launch


2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
17 March - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
27 April - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
April/May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
TBD - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 03/04/2008 08:39 am
Intelsat 15 and 16 both in 2009 (LL).
http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
17 March - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
27 April - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
April/May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
3Q   - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q   - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
2H   - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
TBD - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/05/2008 01:54 pm
http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp informs Echostar 11 launch is planned in June.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Jirka Dlouhy on 03/05/2008 02:43 pm
Now the updated launchshcedule

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
17 March - DirecTV-11 - 3SL - SL
27 April - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
April/May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-1R - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
3Q - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
TBD - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/14/2008 02:13 pm
Following Echostar 11, according to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp two more Zenit-3SL launches (SL-35 and SL-42) with unnamed satellites are scheduled for August and November respectively.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 03/20/2008 03:25 pm

Quote
anik - 14/3/2008  10:13 AM

Following Echostar 11, according to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp two more Zenit-3SL launches (SL-35 and SL-42) with unnamed satellites are scheduled for August and November respectively.

They have updated the info:

Galaxy 19 is scheduled for August. > http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp


2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
24 April - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
April/May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
July? - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
August - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
TBD - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL

Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/20/2008 05:26 pm
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/sealaunch/dtv11/index.html

"The next Sea Launch flight is expected in May with the Galaxy 18 communications satellite for Intelsat"
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 03/21/2008 02:48 pm
According to Intelsat: Galaxy 18 launch will be in 11 May. > http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
24 April or May - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
11 May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
July - XM-5 - 3SL - SL
August - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
TBD - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
TBD - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 03/26/2008 05:29 pm

Galaxy 18 launch rescheduled to 13 May. > http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp


2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
24 April or May - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
13 May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
August - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
November - XM 5 - 3SL - SL
4Q - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
1Q - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
3Q - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL

Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 04/09/2008 08:44 am
Land Launch got a new payload:

AMC-1R will be launched by Zenit-3SLB in second half of 2009

http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/release.asp?prid=648



2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
24 April or May - Amos-60 - 3SLB - LL
13 May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
August - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
November - XM 5 - 3SL - SL
4Q - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
1Q - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
3Q - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
2H - AMC 1R - 3SLB - LL
TBD - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL

Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 04/20/2008 08:10 pm
Asiasat 5 launch is scheduled for 2nd quarter of 2009. Source: Asiasat Annual Report

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
24 April  - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL 05:00
13 May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
August - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
November - XM 5 - 3SL - SL
4Q - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
1Q - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
2Q - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
3Q - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
2H - AMC 1R - 3SLB - LL


Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 04/26/2008 01:00 pm

New dates for Amos 3 and Galaxy 18. Also I  have added the 2010 section.

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
28 April - Amos 3 - 3SLB - LL 05:00
27 May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
August - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
November - XM 5 - 3SL - SL
4Q - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
1Q - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
2Q - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
3Q - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
2H - AMC 1R - 3SLB - LL

2010
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - MSV 2 - 3SL - SL

Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 04/28/2008 12:30 pm

Amos 3 has been launched successfully from Baikonur.

According to info on the FAA page , Telstar 11N is slated for launch in the second quarter of 2008. Does anyone have further info about the second Land Launch mission of 2008?  

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
27 May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
August - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
November - XM 5 - 3SL - SL
TBD/2Q? - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
1Q - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
2Q - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
3Q - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
2H - AMC 1R - 3SLB - LL

2010
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - MSV 2 - 3SL - SL

Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 04/28/2008 02:36 pm
Quote
SNS - 28/4/2008  4:30 PM

According to info on the FAA page, Telstar 11N is slated for launch in the second quarter of 2008.

I doubt it is true. In December 2007 this launch has been already officially planned in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Quote
SNS - 28/4/2008  4:30 PM

Does anyone have further info about the second Land Launch mission of 2008?

It will be MeaSat-3a launch in the third quarter.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Jirka Dlouhy on 05/11/2008 11:53 am
2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
21 May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL
June - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
July - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
August - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
November - XM 5 - 3SL - SL
TBD/2Q? - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL

2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
1Q - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
2Q - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
3Q - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
2H - AMC 1R - 3SLB - LL

2010
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - MSV 2 - 3SL - SL
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 05/13/2008 07:09 pm

I made the last corrections. According to MSBD Honeywell
 

Echostar 11 launch is moved to July, as result of this subsequent launch of Galaxy 19 may be done in September.

November launch is removed from the schedule.

2008
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
21 May - Galaxy 18 - 3SL - SL 09:43
July - Echostar 11 - 3SL - SL
August - Measat-3A - 3SLB - LL
August or September - Galaxy 19 - 3SL - SL
4Q - Telstar 11N - 3SLB - LL
TBD - XM 5 - 3SL - SL


2009
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
1Q - Eutelsat W2A - 3SL - SL
2Q - Asiasat 5 - 3SLB - LL
2Q - Intelsat 15 - 3SLB - LL
3Q - Eutelsat W7 - 3SL - SL
2H - Intelsat 16 - 3SLB - LL
2H - AMC 1R - 3SLB - LL

2010
Date - Satellite(s) - Zenit Type - Organisation - Time (GMT)
TBD - MSV 2 - 3SL - SL

Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 05/15/2008 06:38 pm
According to a declaration by Intelsat today to analysts, IS-16 launch will now take place in Q1-2010.
Title: RE: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 05/19/2008 03:36 pm
Quote
SNS - 13/5/2008  11:09 PM

November launch is removed from the schedule

This launch is again there (http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp)! ;) They have also added one more launch – in February 2009. I assume it will be the launch of Eutelsat W2A satellite.

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
21 May – Galaxy 18 – 3SL – SL – 09:43
July – Echostar 11 – 3SL – SL
August (TBD) – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL (or autumn)
August/September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL
November – XM 5 – 3SL – SL
4Q – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
February – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
3Q – AMC 1R – 3SLB – LL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
TBD – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/16/2008 08:09 am
According to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp the launch of Galaxy 19 satellite is planned in September.

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
July 17 – Echostar 11 – 3SL – SL
end of August – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL
November – XM 5 – 3SL – SL
4Q – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
February – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
3Q – AMC 1R – 3SLB – LL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
TBD – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 07/02/2008 03:45 pm
According to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp XM 5 launch is postponed from November 2008 till 2009. I was told it is probably related with necessity of annual maintenance of Odyssey launch platform.

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
July 16 – Echostar 11 – 3SL – SL – 05:21
August 21 – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL
4Q – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
February – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
3Q – AMC 1R – 3SLB – LL
TBD – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
TBD – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 07/05/2008 11:33 am
It looks like Sea Launch has 2 or 3 empty positions for launch in 2009. Which birds may be launched on these seats? Are there any predictions?

Land Launch has 3 planned launches for 2009 and I think this is the max. number for LL.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Rocatman on 07/08/2008 03:45 pm
It looks like Sea Launch has 2 or 3 empty positions for launch in 2009. Which birds may be launched on these seats? Are there any predictions?

Land Launch has 3 planned launches for 2009 and I think this is the max. number for LL.

One could be the Echostar 14 satellite that is scheduled for launch in the second half of 2009 being deployed to the 119 W.L. DBS slot.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 07/11/2008 04:42 pm
It looks like Sea Launch has 2 or 3 empty positions for launch in 2009. Which birds may be launched on these seats? Are there any predictions?

Land Launch has 3 planned launches for 2009 and I think this is the max. number for LL.
My understanding is that Zenit production is still limited to 6 per year and split between LL and SL.  With this contraint it appears that SL is sold out in 2009 unless they get some hardware reallocated.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 07/11/2008 04:54 pm

My understanding is that Zenit production is still limited to 6 per year and split between LL and SL.  With this contraint it appears that SL is sold out in 2009 unless they get some hardware reallocated.

I have never seen any information that Zenit production is limited to 6 per year. I have heard that SeaLaunch missions are constrained by processing and travel times to 6 or 7 per year, and that is why LandLaunch was developed, to allow for additional launches.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: nobodyofconsequence on 07/11/2008 07:51 pm
I have heard that SeaLaunch missions are constrained by processing and travel times to 6 or 7 per year, and that is why LandLaunch was developed, to allow for additional launches.


Confirmed. Believe very much that production can be ramped significantly. More than other vendors, too.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 07/12/2008 12:43 am
I have heard that SeaLaunch missions are constrained by processing and travel times to 6 or 7 per year, and that is why LandLaunch was developed, to allow for additional launches.


Confirmed. Believe very much that production can be ramped significantly. More than other vendors, too.
Unfortunately SL ramped up sales of SL & LL faster than production could support and then got into ugly fight with LL over hardware allocations.  Many frakked off customers.  They have yet to demonstrate a significately higher production rate and problems still exist.  Maybe in a couple of years this may improve as discussed in the article
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 07/12/2008 07:58 am
MSV-2 launch will occur in third quarter of 2010.

Source: http://www.msvlp.com/media/press-releases-view.cfm?id=175&yr=2008
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 07/12/2008 02:39 pm

Unfortunately SL ramped up sales of SL & LL faster than production could support and then got into ugly fight with LL over hardware allocations.  Many frakked off customers.  They have yet to demonstrate a significately higher production rate and problems still exist.  Maybe in a couple of years this may improve as discussed in the article

Given that the time from signing a launch contract to actual launch is generally at least two years, and given that in no recent year has SeaLaunch + Land Launch come even close to 6 or 7 launches, the paragraph above makes no sense. Moreover, until recently, Yuzhnoye had extra Zenits lying around with no customers.


Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 07/12/2008 02:40 pm
On the other hand, what could happen is that two customers could want launch in the same month, and that could cause allocation problems.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 07/12/2008 02:46 pm
On the other hand, what could happen is that two customers could want launch in the same month, and that could cause allocation problems.
That is a problem, which can occur with all other launch providers too.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 07/12/2008 05:28 pm

Unfortunately SL ramped up sales of SL & LL faster than production could support and then got into ugly fight with LL over hardware allocations.  Many frakked off customers.  They have yet to demonstrate a significately higher production rate and problems still exist.  Maybe in a couple of years this may improve as discussed in the article

Given that the time from signing a launch contract to actual launch is generally at least two years, and given that in no recent year has SeaLaunch + Land Launch come even close to 6 or 7 launches, the paragraph above makes no sense. Moreover, until recently, Yuzhnoye had extra Zenits lying around with no customers.

The basis of my statement is that prior to the NSS-8 SL failure they had oversold 6 or more SL & LL missions without any hardware.  They were notifying SL & LL customers prior to the NSS-8 failure of the production problems and significant launch delays for these missions.  Obviously having SL grounded for a year due to the NSS-8 failure and losing a couple of customers "helped" the near term production problem.  My understanding is that increasing the production from the historical 3-4 launch rate to 6-7 is reasonable, going to 10-11 is another story.  Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 07/12/2008 08:47 pm
Afternoon all,

Land Launch utilised a Zenit-2SB60 rocket.

But I stumbled upon references to a 2SB40 and 2SB80. Anyone know what they are for?

Stan
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 07/13/2008 08:38 am
Land Launch utilised a Zenit-2SB60 rocket. But I stumbled upon references to a 2SB40 and 2SB80. Anyone know what they are for?

Zenit-2SB60 is two-stage rocket for Zenit-3SLB three-stage rocket with DM-SLB upper stage. Zenit-2SB40 is two-stage rocket for Zenit-3SLBF three-stage rocket with Fregat-SB upper stage. I did not see Zenit-2SB80 nowhere.

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
July 16 – Echostar 11 – 3SL – SL – 05:21
August 21 – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL
4Q (TBD) – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL (or 2009)

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
February – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
3Q – AMC 1R – 3SLB – LL
TBD – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 07/13/2008 07:26 pm
Land Launch utilised a Zenit-2SB60 rocket. But I stumbled upon references to a 2SB40 and 2SB80. Anyone know what they are for?

Zenit-2SB60 is two-stage rocket for Zenit-3SLB three-stage rocket with DM-SLB upper stage. Zenit-2SB40 is two-stage rocket for Zenit-3SLBF three-stage rocket with Fregat-SB upper stage. I did not see Zenit-2SB80 nowhere.

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
July 16 – Echostar 11 – 3SL – SL – 05:21
August 21 – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL
4Q (TBD) – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL (or 2009)

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
February – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
3Q – AMC 1R – 3SLB – LL
TBD – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL

As always Anik you have the answer!

Only found references to 2SB80 with ukrainian spelling of Zenit.

Does raise question about production volumes if they are not using one common Zenit core.

Stan
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: YzeStudent on 07/18/2008 03:06 pm
In 2007 the contract for launch in 2008 Sicral-1B satellite was signed by Sea Launch as this mission is not compatible with Ariane-5 double launch capabilities in some points. Is it still valid in Zenit manifest?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Mighty-T on 07/21/2008 03:45 pm
In 2007 the contract for launch in 2008 Sicral-1B satellite was signed by Sea Launch as this mission is not compatible with Ariane-5 double launch capabilities in some points. Is it still valid in Zenit manifest?

In the July 14th print edition of SpaceNews, there is an overview on the Sea Launch situation after the replacement of Rob Peckham by former CFO Kjell Karlsen. According to this, Sea Launch plans two more launches in 2008, putting "Galaxy 19" and "Sicral 1B" into orbit. Next year, only two Sea Launch misions are planned due to supply-chain issues and the planned overhaul of the commander ship, which takes two months.

Concerning Land Launch, two more missions are plannes in 2008 and three in 2009. The article does not state individual payload assignments.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 08/04/2008 10:02 am
Accordding to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp

February launch with Eutelsat W2A is moved to January 2009.

SL-38 mission is shown in July 2009. Probably Eutelsat W7 will be launched on that mission.

2008

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
August 21 – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL 22:44
September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL
4Q - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL
4Q (TBD) – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL (or 2009)


2009

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
January – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
July – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
3Q – AMC 1R – 3SLB – LL
TBD – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Herb Schaltegger on 08/05/2008 04:48 pm
It looks like Sea Launch has 2 or 3 empty positions for launch in 2009. Which birds may be launched on these seats? Are there any predictions?

Land Launch has 3 planned launches for 2009 and I think this is the max. number for LL.

Directv 12 has been confirmed by the company as being planned for launch in "late 2009" but no launch provider has yet been publicly announced.  It is a virtual triplet of D10 (launched by a Proton M/Briz M in summer 2007) and D11 (launched by Sea-Launch this past March).  Given that Protons appear to be pretty busy for the next year or so and Sea-Launch may have some slots available, I'd suspect that D12 is at least a candidate for whatever openings Sea-Launch may have or be able to create in their schedule.

EDITED TO ADD:  I have also found out that at the time Directv contracted with Sea-Launch in 2005 to launch what turned out to be Directv 11, the contract had an option for a second launch.  I suspect this will be invoked for D12 but have not seen that confirmed.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 08/07/2008 09:57 am
Galaxy-19 tentative launch date is September 16.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 08/16/2008 09:37 am
Measat 3A launch postponed. It may be launched in the end of this year.

AMC 5R satellite is switched to Zenit3SLB, it is now scheduled for 2nd half of 2009.

MSDB Honeywell informs a new launch(SL-40) for Sea Launch in December 2009. (Is it for DirecTV-12?) http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
16 September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL
end 2008 – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
4Q - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL


2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
January – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
February – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
July – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
2H – AMC 5R – 3SLB – LL
TBD – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 08/18/2008 01:52 pm
Does the MSDB site list all Sea Launches?  If so, there are only 4 between now and the end of 2009 and 5 are listed in your schedule. 
September - Galaxy 19
January - Sicral or W2A?
July - W2A or W7?
December - XM5
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 08/18/2008 02:51 pm
Does the MSDB site list all Sea Launches?  If so, there are only 4 between now and the end of 2009 and 5 are listed in your schedule. 
September - Galaxy 19
January - Sicral or W2A?
July - W2A or W7?
December - XM5

I think Sicral 1B launch is a bit mysterious. There is no clear info about it. It should be launched around November as suggested Mighty-T on his message.
Eutelsat W2A will be launched in the beginnig of 2009.
Eutelsat W7 launch is certain to be in July 2009.
XM-5 is ground spare and may be launched in 2009 or 2010. Sea Launch may position new satellite for the launch in the end of 2009. DirecTV 12 also has option for launch with Zenit 3.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 08/24/2008 08:45 pm
Intelsat 17 is the newest payload of Zenit3SL. It may be launched in 2010 or 2011.

Source: http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 08/29/2008 03:37 pm
Intelsat 17 is the newest payload of Zenit3SL. It may be launched in 2010 or 2011.

Source: http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp

Info about the Zenit3SL launch is removed. Interesting ???
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 09/03/2008 10:21 am
EchoStar 14 is reported to be launched with Zenit-2 during second half of 2009.

Source: http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/Baikonur.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 09/03/2008 10:53 am
EchoStar 14 is reported to be launched with Zenit-2 during second half of 2009.

Source: http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/Baikonur.html

Certainly not correct as Zenit-2 can only launch to LEO (also E-14 is far to heavy for Zenit-3SLB, the only other commercial Zenit launching from Baikonur)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 09/03/2008 12:34 pm
EchoStar 14 is reported to be launched with Zenit-2 during second half of 2009.

Source: http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/Baikonur.html

Certainly not correct as Zenit-2 can only launch to LEO (also E-14 is far to heavy for Zenit-3SLB, the only other commercial Zenit launching from Baikonur)

Here is the answer of Lyngsat webmaster:

I don't know the weight, but the launcher should actually be Zenit 2SB60(!), not Zenit 3 as I had written.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 09/03/2008 12:53 pm
Could it be a Zenit-2/Fregat?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 09/03/2008 12:54 pm
EchoStar 14 is reported to be launched with Zenit-2 during second half of 2009.

Source: http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/Baikonur.html

Certainly not correct as Zenit-2 can only launch to LEO (also E-14 is far to heavy for Zenit-3SLB, the only other commercial Zenit launching from Baikonur)

Here is the answer of Lyngsat webmaster:

I don't know the weight, but the launcher should actually be Zenit 2SB60(!), not Zenit 3 as I had written.

Zenit 2SB60 is the 1st and 2nd stage of the land launch Zenit-3SLB, not a launch vehicle on its own. And Echostar-XV is a 5.5 - 6 ton class satellite, far too heavy for the Z-3SLB.

Perhaps Echostar-XV will be launched on a Sea Launch Zenit-3SL, but this is speculation so far.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 09/03/2008 02:01 pm
Lyngsat is not the most accurate source for launch info, it's focused more on satellite usage.  If this satellite is launching from Baikonur, the only vehicle capable of launching it is Proton.

Here is a news release from ILS of Echostar buying a launch from them without naming the payload.  Perhaps this is Echostar 14.
http://www.ilslaunch.com/news16
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 09/03/2008 03:31 pm
Lyngsat is not the most accurate source for launch info, it's focused more on satellite usage.  If this satellite is launching from Baikonur, the only vehicle capable of launching it is Proton.

Here is a news release from ILS of Echostar buying a launch from them without naming the payload.  Perhaps this is Echostar 14.
http://www.ilslaunch.com/news16


As far as I know EchoStar has 2 launch contracts with ILS. First contract was for EchoStar 13(CMBStar1), then it was cancelled. Therefore, EchoStar 14 and EchoStar 15 are likely to be launched on Proton.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Mighty-T on 09/15/2008 10:00 am
At the Satellite Business Week in Paris, Sea Launch CEO Kjell Karlsen said that "Sicral 1B" (on Sea Launch) will be slipping to early 2009.

With Land Launch, he still hopes for launching Measat 1R this year, however, no further launch in 2008 is scheduled there after (Telstar 11N slips to 2009).
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 09/20/2008 08:53 am
Telstar 11N launch is scheduled in 21 December according to anik (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=1133.msg316175#msg316175).

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
24 September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL 09:28
21 December – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
January - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL
Beginning of year – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
First quarter (TBD) – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
July – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
4Q – AMC 5R – 3SLB – LL
TBD – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
End of year - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL

Changes on:
20 September
24 September
25 September
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 09/25/2008 06:27 pm
Eutelsat W2A is on Proton per Giuliano Beretta's comments at the conference mentioned above.  Announcement was made earlier this year as a "W" mission.
http://www.ilslaunch.com/news-010808
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 11/02/2008 07:08 pm
Eutelsat W2A removed!

According to RussianSpaceWeb (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2009.html) Measat 3A launch will be in the spring of 2009.

Second mission with O3b Networks satellites is also added to chart.

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
21 December – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
January - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL
Spring – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
July – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
4Q – AMC 5R – 3SLB – LL
TBD – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
End of year - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL

2011
1H - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 11/21/2008 02:15 pm
Sea Launch Partners with Intelsat on Multi-Launch Agreement
http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/nr_082011.html
 
LONG BEACH, Calif., November 20, 2008 -- Sea Launch and Intelsat have signed a multiple launch services contract for five missions on the Sea Launch system, scheduled for execution beginning in late 2010 through 2012.

"We want to thank the Intelsat team for their continued confidence in our team and our launch system," said Kjell Karlsen, president and general manager of Sea Launch. "This agreement demonstrates the long-standing partnership that Sea Launch has developed with Intelsat over several years, featuring eight successful missions to date, most recently the flawless launch of the Galaxy 19 satellite on September 24. This award, from the industry’s leading satellite operator, represents a significant addition to the Sea Launch manifest. We are looking forward to executing these five additional missions in support of Intelsat’s fleet replacement requirements."

"Intelsat has had a long-term relationship with Sea Launch. This year, Sea Launch executed two successful launch missions for Intelsat, delivering our Galaxy 18 and Galaxy 19 spacecraft into orbit which completely refreshed the North American Galaxy fleet," said Ken Lee, Intelsat’s senior vice president, space systems. "We look forward to working with Sea Launch in the years to come as we introduce new spacecraft, optimized to deliver critical transmission services for our video, voice, network services and government customers."
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 11/21/2008 02:50 pm
Telstar 11N is now being targeted for launch in February, per the CEO of Telesat.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 11/25/2008 10:01 pm
2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
26 February – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL
March - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL
April (or June) – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
July (or August) – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
4Q – AMC 5R – 3SLB – LL
December – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
4Q - Intelsat 17 - 3SL - SL
End of year - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL

2011
1H - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL

Changes on February 3rd
Changes on December 16th
Changes on January 12th
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 01/12/2009 03:10 pm
According to info given by anik in Novosti Kosmonavtiki (http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=374069#374069) forum, there will be only 2 launches with Zenit-3SLB, in February and in June!

But, Land Launch has total of 5 orders for 2009 (2 delayed from 2008) ???

Any comments?

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 01/14/2009 02:38 am
According to info given by anik in Novosti Kosmonavtiki (http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=374069#374069) forum, there will be only 2 launches with Zenit-3SLB, in February and in June!

But, Land Launch has total of 5 orders for 2009 (2 delayed from 2008) ???

Any comments?


http://www.energia.ru/eng/news/news-2008/news_12-30.html (see bottom right photo)
It looks like there are 3 SL missions in Feb, Aug, and Dec, and 2 LL in Feb and April.  That corresponds with 8 Block DM launches, as there are 3 planned on Proton per Anik's Russian schedule.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/19/2009 12:13 pm
Sicral 1B launch is delayed to April 2009. Source: MSDB (http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php)

...

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
26 February – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL - 18:30 UTC
April - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL
June – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
July/August – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
4Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
December – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
TBD – AMC 5R – 3SLB – LL
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL
End of year - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL

2011
1Q - Intelsat 17 - 3SL - SL
1H - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL

Changes on February 20th
Changes on February 23rd
Changes on February 25th
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 02/19/2009 02:04 pm
FYI, the Measat satellite has not yet arrived at Dulles for repairs.  They are being told June.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/23/2009 01:06 pm
AsiaSat 5 removed from the list. They changed the launch vehicle. > More (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=1133.msg367743#msg367743)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Space Lizard on 02/23/2009 05:10 pm
FYI, the Measat satellite has not yet arrived at Dulles for repairs.  They are being told June.
Didn't it move to Proton?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/24/2009 09:11 am
FYI, the Measat satellite has not yet arrived at Dulles for repairs.  They are being told June.
Didn't it move to Proton?

No, ILS refused. It was just a rumour.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 02/24/2009 02:16 pm
FYI, the Measat satellite has not yet arrived at Dulles for repairs.  They are being told June.
Didn't it move to Proton?

No, ILS refused. It was just a rumour.

That is not correct.

Moving off of Land Launch to a much more expensive Proton is not in every company's budget. 
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/25/2009 01:07 pm
Intelsat 15 launch delayed to fourth quarter of 2009.

Intelsat 17 launch is scheduled for first quarter of 2011.

Source: http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 02/25/2009 07:45 pm
Land Launch utilised a Zenit-2SB60 rocket. But I stumbled upon references to a 2SB40 and 2SB80. Anyone know what they are for?

Zenit-2SB60 is two-stage rocket for Zenit-3SLB three-stage rocket with DM-SLB upper stage. Zenit-2SB40 is two-stage rocket for Zenit-3SLBF three-stage rocket with Fregat-SB upper stage. I did not see Zenit-2SB80 nowhere.

2008
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
July 16 – Echostar 11 – 3SL – SL – 05:21
August 21 – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
September – Galaxy 19 – 3SL – SL
4Q (TBD) – Telstar 11N – 3SLB – LL (or 2009)

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
February – Eutelsat W2A – 3SL – SL
2Q – Asiasat 5 – 3SLB – LL
2Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
3Q – AMC 1R – 3SLB – LL
TBD – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL
3Q – MSV 2 – 3SL – SL

As always Anik you have the answer!

Only found references to 2SB80 with ukrainian spelling of Zenit.

Does raise question about production volumes if they are not using one common Zenit core.

Stan

Zenit-2SB80 is the one for Fregat
Zenit-2SB40 has no upper stage
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Space Lizard on 02/27/2009 09:29 am
SES just told me they have no payload on Land Launch.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/27/2009 11:14 am
Telstar 11N launched successfully on February 26th at 18:29:55 UTC.

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
20 April - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL - 08:16-09:13
June – Measat-3A – 3SLB – LL
September – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL – SL
4Q – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB – LL
December – XM 5 – 3SL – SL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type – Organization – Time (UTC)
1Q – Intelsat 16 – 3SLB – LL (switched to Proton)
4Q – SkyTerra 2 – 3SL – SL (or first quarter 2011)
End of year - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL

2011
1Q - Intelsat 17 - 3SL - SL
1H - O3b Networks satellites - 3SL - SL (switched to Soyuz)


Changes on March 6th
Changes on March 9th
Changes on March 14th
Changes on March 21st
Changes on March 28th
Changes on April 14th
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/27/2009 11:16 am
SES just told me they have no payload on Land Launch.

Still, there is info here (http://www.ses-americom.com/americom_2008/siteSections/technical/plannedsatellites/index.php) that says AMC 5R is on Land Launch.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Space Lizard on 02/27/2009 11:25 am
I tend to give higher credit to a usually reliable insider rather than to an undated website.

But I'm still investigating.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/27/2009 11:44 am
I tend to give higher credit to a usually reliable insider rather than to an undated website.

But I'm still investigating.

Yes, the site is outdated. In full year financial report, SES announce the launch date for AMC 5R as 2010. They may move AMC 5R to Arianespace.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 03/06/2009 03:12 pm
MSV 2 renamed to Sky Terra 2. Launch is expected in the fourth quarter of 2010 or in the first quarter of 2011.

Sky Terra (http://www.skyterra.com/docs/4Q2008%20Earnings%20Call%20Presentation%20-%20February%2025%20%202009%20-%20FINALr1.pdf)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/09/2009 06:26 pm
According to http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php the launch of Eutelsat W7 satellite is scheduled in September.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 03/21/2009 11:13 am
Quote
ILS Wrests Intelsat Launch Away from Land Launch
http://www.space.com/spacenews/spacenews_briefs.html

"The Intelsat IS-16 satellite will be launched aboard an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket in 2010 under a contract expected to be valued at $75 million, according to industry officials. The deal is the latest example of ILS cutting prices to capture contracts to launch satellites that once would have been considered too small for the heavy-lift Proton vehicle."
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/28/2009 05:08 pm
http://www.space.com/spacenews/spacenews_briefs.html

"O3B has contracted with Sea Launch Co. of Long Beach, Calif., to launch the eight satellites aboard a single vehicle, but the company has recently elected to use the Russian Soyuz rocket operated by Europe's Arianespace consortium as launch provider for the initial eight satellites. Two Soyuz rockets would be required for the eight satellites. A contract with Arianespace has not yet been signed, however.

Switching from Sea Launch to Soyuz would make it easier for O3B to qualify for loan guarantees from France's Coface export credit agency."
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 04/20/2009 01:30 pm
Sicral 1B launched successfully. Lift-off occured at 08:16 UTC.

2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
22 June – Measat-3A – 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL
4 October – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL/DM-SL – SL
Fourth quarter – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
Second half – XM 5 – 3SL/DM-SL – SL
Fourth quarter – SkyTerra 2 – 3SL/DM-SL – SL (or first quarter 2011)
End of year - O3b Networks (8 satellites) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
First quarter - Intelsat 17 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL


Changes on April 20th
Changes on April 25th
Changes on May 1st
Changes on May 4th
Changes on May 8th
Changes on May 22nd
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 04/20/2009 04:36 pm
XM-5 is no earlier than 3Q 2010.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 04/25/2009 08:52 am
Eutelsat W7 launch is moved (http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php) to October.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 05/01/2009 06:33 pm
Eutelsat W7 - October 4 (http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/freeze_schedule/latest_frame.htm).
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 05/04/2009 01:58 pm
Measat 3A launch will be on 22 June. On this launch will be used a Zenit-3F rocket with Fregat-SB upper stage according to http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&aid=70094&cid=125
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 05/04/2009 02:34 pm
Measat 3A launch will be on 22 June. On this launch will be used a Zenit-3F rocket with Fregat-SB upper stage according to http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&aid=70094&cid=125

That's either a badly written article or a major change of plan. Measat was supposed to be launched on a 3SLB, and the 3F being tested was for a weather satellite launch at the end of the year.

A commercial Zenit-3F is a 3SLBF.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 05/04/2009 02:40 pm
Measat 3A launch will be on 22 June. On this launch will be used a Zenit-3F rocket with Fregat-SB upper stage according to http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&aid=70094&cid=125

There is no word that Zenit-3F three-stage rocket will be used for MeaSat-3a satellite in that report. It is nonsense. Malaysian satellite will be launched by Zenit-3SLB three-stage rocket. In that report is just said that after tests Zenit-3F will be returned into the Integration building. And after that the preparation to MeaSat-3a launch will begin.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 05/04/2009 02:59 pm
It's my mistake.
Thanks for the correction!
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 05/08/2009 04:49 pm
http://seekingalpha.com/article/136158-sirius-xm-radio-q1-2009-earnings-call-transcript?page=7

"It was reported in some of the industry press or in the satellite industry that C-Launch [Sea Launch - anik] has encountered some conflicts from both government launches as well as supply issues of engines and that could push the XM5 launch, which was scheduled for the December/January timeframe out to the -- potentially the third or fourth quarter of 2010"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 05/22/2009 09:55 pm
SkyTerra-2 has moved to Proton.

From the SkyTerra 8k: "At the same time, on May 19, 2009, SkyTerra LP provided notice of termination for material breach of its Launch Services Agreement (the “Sea Launch Agreement”) with Sea Launch Company, L.L.C. (“Sea Launch”). Following previous discussions with Sea Launch, SkyTerra made the decision to terminate the Sea Launch Agreement and instead to proceed with ILS as its launch provider for SkyTerra’s SKYT-2 satellite"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 07/14/2009 03:12 pm
W7 will not launch on SL this year.  From Energia press release: http://www.energia.ru/eng/news/news-2009/news_07-13.html

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 07/16/2009 01:54 pm
2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
30 November (??)– Intelsat 15 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL (or 2010)

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
January – Eutelsat W7 – 3SL/DM-SL – SL
Second half – XM 5 – 3SL/DM-SL – SL
End of year - O3b Networks (8 satellites) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
First quarter - Intelsat 17 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
First quarter - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL


 Changes on July 16
 Changes on July 30
 Changes on August 22
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 07/16/2009 02:31 pm
According to the above, the LL is not happening this year either.  The only Zenit to be launched in 09 is Phobus Grunt, which is not on the Energia manifest since there is no Block DM.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: edkyle99 on 07/16/2009 03:24 pm
According to the above, the LL is not happening this year either.  The only Zenit to be launched in 09 is Phobus Grunt, which is not on the Energia manifest since there is no Block DM.

They seem to really be shutting this thing down, at least for the present.  If Sea/Land Launch does not survive, wouldn't it also be the end of the Energia Block DM upper stage?

 - Ed Kyle
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 07/27/2009 11:39 am

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

Fourth quarter – SkyTerra 2 – 3SL/DM-SL – SL (or first quarter 2011)

ILS has announced on May 22 (http://www.ilslaunch.com/news-052209) that it will now launch Skyterra-2 in late 2010
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 08/22/2009 11:41 am
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php informs Eutelsat W7 launch in January 2010. Also there is a launch named SL-40 scheduled in April 2010.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 08/24/2009 05:56 pm
SL-40 is XM-5.  That will not happen before the 3rd quarter, now likely 4th of 2010.

MSDB has been updated again and both launches now say 2010.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 09/07/2009 06:39 pm
Eutelsat-W7 will be launched by Proton-M/Briz-M in mid-November according to http://www.eutelsat.com/news/compress/en/2009/html/PR%204409%20W7%20SATELLITE/PR%204409%20W7%20SATELLITE.html and to http://www.ilslaunch.com/news-090709.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 09/07/2009 11:43 pm
They seem to really be shutting this thing down, at least for the present.  If Sea/Land Launch does not survive, wouldn't it also be the end of the Energia Block DM upper stage?

 - Ed Kyle

The Russian Federal government still uses Block-DM for Glonass, I believe.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 09/09/2009 11:32 am
2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
29 November – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL - 21:00

2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
Second half – XM 5 – 3SL/DM-SL – SL

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
First quarter - Intelsat 17 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
First quarter - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL
O3b Networks (8 satellites) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

Changes on September 9
Changes on October 3
Changes on October 15
Changes on October 21
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 09/09/2009 11:36 am
They seem to really be shutting this thing down, at least for the present.  If Sea/Land Launch does not survive, wouldn't it also be the end of the Energia Block DM upper stage?

 - Ed Kyle

The Russian Federal government still uses Block-DM for Glonass, I believe.


They do, for now. I believe launches will switch from Proton to Soyuz at some point in the future. When that happens, the Fregat upper stage will be used.

Briz-M has been used on GLONASS launches in the past. Not sure why they switched back to Block-DM.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 09/09/2009 09:17 pm
O3b is now to launch on Soyuz from Kourou.

French Export Credit Agency Backs O3b Project

http://www.spacenews.com/satellite_telecom/french-export-credit-agency-backs-o3b-project.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: pm1823 on 09/09/2009 09:53 pm
They seem to really be shutting this thing down, at least for the present.  If Sea/Land Launch does not survive, wouldn't it also be the end of the Energia Block DM upper stage?

 - Ed Kyle

The Russian Federal government still uses Block-DM for Glonass, I believe.


They do, for now. I believe launches will switch from Proton to Soyuz at some point in the future. When that happens, the Fregat upper stage will be used.

Briz-M has been used on GLONASS launches in the past. Not sure why they switched back to Block-DM.

They had problems with accuracy of Target Orbit on Briz, which caused shorter service life for Urаgans.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 09/12/2009 05:08 pm
Sea Launch (Land Launch) is announcing that they are preparing for the launch of the Intelsat-15 satellite at the end of the year.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 09/23/2009 05:54 pm
O3b is now to launch on Soyuz from Kourou.

French Export Credit Agency Backs O3b Project

http://www.spacenews.com/satellite_telecom/french-export-credit-agency-backs-o3b-project.html

As I know second pair of 8 satellites is still booked for Sea Launch. They plans to launch a total of 16 satellites.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 10/03/2009 06:36 pm
Time to take XM-5 off the Sea Launch manifest.  On 10/1/09 there was a Sea Launch / XM Consent Order filed with the Bankruptcy Court rejecting the XM contract. 
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 10/05/2009 05:14 pm
Sea Launch (Land Launch) is announcing that they are preparing for the launch of the Intelsat-15 satellite at the end of the year.

http://www.kyivpost.com/world/50096 (http://www.kyivpost.com/world/50096)

STILL announcing this, plus:

"The consortium plans to do one more sea-based launch and another land-based launch by the end of this year. Both launches are due in the fourth quarter."   ???
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 10/08/2009 03:24 pm
Strange quote from http://www.intelsat.com/press/news-releases/2009/20091008-1.asp

"After its launch in early 2012, IS-17 will replace the Intelsat 702 satellite located at 66Ί E"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 10/09/2009 06:32 pm
Strange quote from http://www.intelsat.com/press/news-releases/2009/20091008-1.asp

"After its launch in early 2012, IS-17 will replace the Intelsat 702 satellite located at 66Ί E"

Article was corrected and now says "After its launch in 2011, IS-17 will replace the Intelsat 702 satellite located at 66Ί E"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Sur2900 on 10/15/2009 02:59 pm
Intelsat 15 scheduled for Nov 29.

http://licensing.fcc.gov/ibfsweb/ib.page.FetchAttachment?attachment_key=-183022
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 10/28/2009 07:33 am
O3b is now to launch on Soyuz from Kourou.

French Export Credit Agency Backs O3b Project

http://www.spacenews.com/satellite_telecom/french-export-credit-agency-backs-o3b-project.html

As I know second pair of 8 satellites is still booked for Sea Launch. They plans to launch a total of 16 satellites.
I believe the second block of satellites was cancelled some time ago.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 11/16/2009 04:18 pm
O3b is removed from the schedule.

Quote
"O3b will initially launch eight satellites that will be placed in medium earth orbit (8,000 kilometers from the earth), which is some four times closer to the planet than  geostationary satellites at over 35,000 kilometers, and accounts for the low latency.  Based on O3b’s current spectrum allocation in the Ka frequency band, the company has the option to launch many more satellites in the future. This innovative satellite system will cover approximately 70 percent of the world’s population with fiber quality internet connectivity at attractive terms and conditions."

SES (http://www.ses.com/ses/siteSections/newsroom/Latest_News/index.php?pressRelease=/pressReleases/pressReleaseList/09-11-16/index.php)


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Intelsat 15 launched (http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2009/nr_091130.html) on November 30, 21:00 UTC.


Performed launches in 2009
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
26 February - Telstar 11N - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL - 18:29
20 April - Sicral 1B - 3SL/DM-SL – SL - 08:16
21 June - Measat 3A - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL - 21:50
30 November – Intelsat 15 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL - 21:00


Predicted launches
2010
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
Fourth quarter - KA-SAT - 3SL/DM-SL - SL (or Proton from Baikonur)

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
First quarter - Intelsat 17 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
First quarter - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL


Changes on November 30
Changes on December 1

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 12/01/2009 06:06 pm
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0911/30landlaunch/

"The ocean-based Zenit 3SL rocket could return to flight with a payload for Eutelsat by the end of 2010, according to company officials"

Maybe KA-SAT? ::)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/18/2010 07:59 am
KA-SAT will be launched by Proton (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=1133.msg547711#msg547711). No launch in 2010.

Predicted launches
2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
February - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL
First quarter - Intelsat 17 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - switched to Ariane 5
summer - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
end of year - Eutelsat satellite - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
April - Lybid - 3SLB/DM-SLB - LL


Changes on March 4
Changes on April 16
Changes on May 15
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/16/2010 06:40 pm
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/100312-sea-launch-preparing-bankruptcy-exit.html
Quote
Karlsen said Sea Launch has three contracts — one from Intelsat of Washington and Luxembourg, and two from Paris-based Eutelsat — on its books.
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awst/2010/03/22/AW_03_22_2010_p38-213230.xml&channel=space
Quote
Sea Launch expects to resume launch operations in early 2011 with Intelsat 17. The company also has four options with Intelsat and two yet-to-be-determined assignments for Eutelsat. Karlsen says the company will have enough backlog by year-end to fill its return-to-launch manifest: three Sea Launch missions are planned in 2011, and four—the minimum needed to break even—in 2012.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/16/2010 06:44 pm
Quote from: anik
http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2011.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/16/2010 06:55 pm
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=1133.msg576073#msg576073
Quote from: anik
2012
April – Lybid' – Zenit-3SLB/DM-SLB – Baikonur
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 05/15/2010 06:52 am
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/100514-sealaunch-resume-launch-2011.html
Quote
PARIS — Commercial launch services provider Sea Launch Co., which has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization since June 2009, expects to return to flight by mid-2011 with a stripped-down cost structure that will allow the company to be profitable with no more than four or four-and-one-half missions per year, Sea Launch President Kjell Karlsen said.

The post-Chapter 11 Sea Launch will be 85 percent owned by a Russian company, Energia Overseas Ltd., and will have three launches — two for Eutelsat of Paris and one for Intelsat of Luxembourg and Washington — in its backlog.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 05/15/2010 07:25 am
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts132/status.html
Quote
If Sea Launch can clear court and regulatory hurdles by the end of the year, commercial launches could resume in early 2011.

Sea Launch's land-based subsidiary, called Land Launch, will blast off with the Intelsat 18 spacecraft in the first quarter of 2011. Another Zenit rocket will lift off from the mobile Odyssey launch platform next summer with a satellite for either Intelsat or Eutelsat.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/20/2010 11:54 am
2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Rocket/Upper stage – Cosmodrome – Time
July – TBD – Zenit-3SLB/DM-SLB – Baikonur

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Rocket/Upper stage – Cosmodrome – Time
September – Lybid' – Zenit-3SLB/DM-SLB – Baikonur
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/20/2010 12:15 pm
http://www.vz.ru/news/2010/5/30/406597.html
Quote
The Russian and Ukrainian experts plan to improve power characteristics of a launch vehicle "Zenit" started within the limits of the project «Land Launch» from the cosmodrome Baikonur to put into orbit heavier satellites, the chief of department of maintenance of insurance of space activity of state enterprise "ЦЭНКИ" Victor Buzykin has declared.

«Now teamwork of the Russian and Ukrainian enterprises for increase of power possibilities of a space-rocket complex «Zenit»is organised. It will allow to raise launch mass into a geotransfer orbit, from 3,6 to 4,5 tons», - Buzykin at the international conference on space insurance in Moscow has told, informs "Interfax".

According to Buzykin, actions for increase in weight of the satellites launched into a geotransfer orbit, will include change of an inclination of orbit, mass reduction of satellites adapters and rocket stages, fuel with the raised power characteristics for upper stage .

He also has informed that annually under the program «Land Launch» from the cosmodrome Baikonur while can be carried out to five rockets "Zenit" that is caused by the limited production potentialities of Ukrainian enterprise "Yuzhmash" which does a rocket, and the Russian enterprise "Energomash" - the manufacturer of the engine for the first stage of "Zenit".
Sorry for computer translation.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: sammie on 07/13/2010 08:52 am
Unspecified AsiaSat between 2012 and 2014

link  (http://www.satnews.com/cgi-bin/story.cgi?number=820339134)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 07/13/2010 09:51 am
Predicted launches

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
February - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL
summer - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
July - TBD - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL
end of year - Eutelsat comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

2012

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
September - Lybid - 3SLB/DM-SLB - LL
TBD - Asiasat comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL (actual launch window 2012-2014)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 07/24/2010 01:54 pm
Sea Launch Signs Agreement with EchoStar
http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2010/nr_100722.html

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 22, 2010 – Sea Launch Company, a leading provider of launch services to the commercial satellite industry, has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of EchoStar Satellite Services L.C.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), providing EchoStar with the ability to launch up to three satellites on the Sea Launch system.

Sea Launch expects to launch the satellites using the reliable Zenit-3SL launch vehicle from its equatorial launch site at 154 degrees West Longitude, in international waters of the Pacific Ocean. Sea Launch has successfully launched previous EchoStar satellites, including EchoStar IX in 2003.

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to launch new spacecraft for EchoStar," said Kjell Karlsen, president and general manager of Sea Launch. "This new agreement reinforces our long-term relationship with EchoStar."

"EchoStar is pleased to have completed successful launches with Sea Launch in the past, which give us confidence in Sea Launch’s ability to execute on future launches," said Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services. "The Sea Launch Zenit-3SL vehicle has been a reliable, flight-proven launch system and we look forward to continued success."

This is one of several new launch agreements that Sea Launch has signed recently, building a healthy manifest as the company moves forward toward successfully exiting Chapter 11 in the third quarter of 2010. On May 10, 2010, Sea Launch filed its Plan of Reorganization and Disclosure Statement. Sea Launch anticipates court confirmation of its Plan of Reorganization at a hearing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, scheduled for July 27, 2010.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 07/25/2010 01:34 pm
Sea Launch Signs Agreement with EchoStar
http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2010/nr_100722.html
Announcement is primarily a PR stunt.  Two weeks ago SL filed with the bankruptcy court to reject the Echostar contract with 4 options remaining.  A few days later the rejection was pulled by SL.  Last week, SL submitted filings to the court which listed the cure value of the Echo contract as only $1!  Obviously contract was modified for three of the options at not cost and at pricing unlikely to be used. 

The old saying of "The contract isn't worth the paper its printed on." is very accurate in this case.  But, the PR value is priceless....
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 07/28/2010 09:52 am
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1007/27sealaunch/
Quote
Sea Launch's backlog now includes four firm contracts, including the AsiaSat deal, an Intelsat satellite launch, and agreements for two flights with Eutelsat payloads. The manifest doesn't include unannounced contracts or the conditional EchoStar agreement.

The next flight of a Land Launch rocket will occur between January and March of 2011 with the Intelsat 18 communications satellite. Sea Launch's next mission from the Pacific Ocean is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011, Karlsen said.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 07/29/2010 02:39 pm
SN: Russia’s Energia To Own 95 Percent of New Sea Launch (http://www.spacenews.com/launch/100728-energia-own-sealaunch.html)
Quote
Karlsen said Sea Launch, now freed of the substantial debt as a result of the Chapter 11 reorganization, will be profitable with as few as two launches per year, although it expects to ramp up activity to perform four launches in 2012 and five in 2013.
Quote
Several commercial satellite operators have voiced support for Sea Launch, and four — Intelsat of Luxembourg and Washington; Eutelsat of Paris; AsiaSat of Hong Kong; and EchoStar of Englewood, Colo. — have signed various commitments to use Sea Launch in the next few years.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 07/29/2010 05:23 pm
Article this morning the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_15624672
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 09/11/2010 08:15 am
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/regulators-approve-energia-purchase-sea-launch.html
Quote
Karlsen said the interagency U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on Sept. 9 gave its approval for the purchase of Sea Launch by Energia, a large Russian space hardware manufacturer that has long been a Sea Launch shareholder and contractor.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 09/13/2010 11:44 pm
Should be very interesting as they start to reactivate the various systems that have been "Cold Iron" for the last year.....
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/07/2010 11:14 am
The consortium Sea Launch intends to resume launches of the Zenit-3SL LV no earlier than summer 2011. Only russian:
http://armstass.su/?page=article&aid=89060&cid=125
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/07/2010 11:36 am
http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2011.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/12/2010 11:35 am
http://en.rian.ru/science/20101011/160914711.html
Quote
International consortium Sea Launch plans to resume Zenit-3SL carrier rocket launches from its floating platform in the Pacific Ocean in 2011, the head of the Russian Rocket and Space Corporation Energia said Monday.

"All political conditions for resuming launches on the Sea Launch program have been met. All commissions in the United States have been passed. A license for 70 launches has been received," Vitaly Lopota said.

"There are enough contracts for satellite launches. The first launch is due at the end of next year," he told journalists.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/01/2010 02:39 pm
SFN: Debt-free Sea Launch emerges from bankruptcy (http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1010/28sealaunch/)
Quote
Sea Launch's contract backlog includes deals to launch Intelsat, Eutelsat, AsiaSat and EchoStar communications satellites. Officials have not announced payloads for the two Sea Launch missions in the second half of 2011.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 11/01/2010 08:14 pm
I wish them well. It was the best place I've *ever* worked at.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/02/2010 11:06 am
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=space&id=news/asd/2010/10/29/03.xml&headline=Sea%20Launch%20Exits%20Chapter%2011
Quote
[Karlsen says the company will return to business with a “healthy manifest of future launches,” including some granted fully or partially in lieu of past claims. This includes missions for Intelsat, Echostar, Eutelsat and AsiaSat.

Return to flight of the Land Launch booster, carrying Intelsat 18, is planned in the first quarter of 2011. Sea Launch marine platform launches will resume in the third quarter.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/07/2010 05:34 am
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/101028-sealaunch-exits-bankruptcy.html
Quote
Karlsen said a Zenit vehicle to be used to launch the Intelsat 18 satellite for Washington- and Luxembourg-based Intelsat in early 2011 is almost completed, and that the production line is sufficiently robust to produce two more Zenit vehicles in time for launches in September and November 2011.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/11/2010 12:58 pm
http://www.intelsat.com/_files/investors/financial/2010/2010-36.pdf
Quote
Intelsat 18, for which the launch has been rescheduled to late second quarter 2011, due to manufacturing delays
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/20/2010 08:32 am
Predicted launches

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
End of Second Quarter - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL
July - TBD - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL
end of year - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
end of year - TBD Eutelsat AB7 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
September - Lybid - 3SLB/DM-SLB - LL
TBD - Eutelsat comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

2012-2014
TBD - Asiasat comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL

Changes on December 30
Changes on January 13
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/31/2010 12:30 pm
http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2010/news_12-30_2.html
Quote
There are plans to resume the launches under the Sea Launch program by the of 2011.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 01/03/2011 07:00 pm
http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2010/news_12-30_2.html
Quote
There are plans to resume the launches under the Sea Launch program by the of 2011.
Eutelsat, the planned return to flight customer on Sea Launch conducted a launch vehicle hardware audit and determined that this was not likely.  Energia was still playing smoke and mirrors on production hardware. 

The Glonass failure investigation identified Energia for the Block DM overloading due to Energia having systemic management, quality and oversight errors (red flags for whatever the heck that all covers) as the cause of the Glonass launch failure.  This also does not provide any confidence or credibility of Energia's plans on Sea Launch.

The Eutelsat AB7 mission in 2011 planned for Sea Launch has been moved to Ariane.

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/24/2011 04:46 pm
http://www.yuzhmash.com/en/news.php?news=19
Quote
Press release
21th January 2011
THE PROJECT "SEA LAUNCH" RESUMES FLIGHTS

The first international project of development and operation of space-rocket complex “Sea Launch” resumed its work.

In November 2010, managers of YUZHMASM signed an agreement on production of ten launch vehicles “Zenit-3SL”, three of which are going to be manufactured in 2011.

Since 1999, the company “Sea Launch” has carried out 28 successful launches of commercial satellites according to the orders of companies from many countries.

The program “Sea Launch” is a bright example of the usage of military space technologies for peaceful purposes, and for the Ukrainian manufacturer this program is the real prospect of new vacancies creation.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Downix on 01/25/2011 01:55 am
http://www.yuzhmash.com/en/news.php?news=19
Quote
Press release
21th January 2011
THE PROJECT "SEA LAUNCH" RESUMES FLIGHTS

The first international project of development and operation of space-rocket complex “Sea Launch” resumed its work.

In November 2010, managers of YUZHMASM signed an agreement on production of ten launch vehicles “Zenit-3SL”, three of which are going to be manufactured in 2011.

Since 1999, the company “Sea Launch” has carried out 28 successful launches of commercial satellites according to the orders of companies from many countries.

The program “Sea Launch” is a bright example of the usage of military space technologies for peaceful purposes, and for the Ukrainian manufacturer this program is the real prospect of new vacancies creation.
Anyone else notice that their website no longer references the engine model for the Zenit?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/25/2011 03:45 pm
Good news (only russian):
http://www.ugmk.info/?news=1295855890
http://www.ugmk.info/?news=1295854239
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/25/2011 03:51 pm
http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php?id=148&listid=138651
Quote
25-01-2011 14:19 Sea Launch program resumes in 2011
This was disclosed by Oleksandr Dehtiarev, chief designer and general director of state enterprise Design Bureau Yuzhnoye.The resumption of the program is evidenced by the decisions passed by the shareholders of the company Sea Launch on a consistent starting of five spacecrafts.

 According to him, in the current year, under the program Sea Launch it is planned to perform two launches with the use of the Zenit-3SL rocket carrier, the first of which is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 2011.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/25/2011 04:00 pm
Sheduled launches

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
fourth quarter - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL - TBD - (may be cancelled)
fourth quarter - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
first quarter - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
early - Lybid - 3SLBF/Fregat-SB - LL

2012-2014
TBD - Asiasat comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

Changes on February 20
Changes on March 23
Changes on March 25
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/25/2011 04:02 pm
http://www.satnews.com/cgi-bin/story.cgi?number=197339884
Quote
January 25, 2011
Sea Launch... Moving On Up...

[SatNews] Energia Logistics Ltd. (“ELUS”) has named Kirk Pysher as Chief Operating Officer, effective November 6, 2010. Energia Logistics Ltd. is a newly formed organization that is responsible for all aspects of satellite integration and launch operations for Sea Launch Zenit-3SL missions. In this role, Pysher will lead a highly experienced operations and engineering team in support of ELUS’ charter to manage hardware production, provide engineering services and deliver launch services to Sea Launch AG and its customers in the satellite operator community. Pysher comes to Energia Logistics Ltd. with more than 25 years of space experience. Prior to his current position, Pysher worked for the Boeing Company where his most recent assignment was Vice President and Chief Systems Engineer of the Sea Launch Company, L.L.C. Under his leadership, Pysher addressed and successfully managed the myriad of technical issues that arise during the normal course of a launch service campaign. Prior to his Sea Launch assignment, Pysher played an integral role at The Boeing Company in support of the design, development and operation of the Delta family of launch vehicles.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 02/13/2011 12:48 am
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/110210-boeing-356m-sea-launch.html
Quote
Boeing said S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corp. Energia’s share of the outstanding obligations is $223 million. PO Yuzhnoye Mashinostroitelny Zavod of Ukraine owes $89 million, and its partner, KB Yuzhnoye, owes $44 million, according to Boeing.

Energia Overseas Corp., an affiliate of RSC Energia — Russia’s biggest space hardware company — is leading Sea Launch out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy with promises of enough cash to return the commercial launch venture to flight as soon as later this year. Sea Launch officials have said that the Chapter 11 process has unburdened the company of a crippling debt load — mainly owed to Boeing.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/15/2011 05:52 pm
http://www.satnews.com/cgi-bin/story.cgi?number=674392334
Quote
SES + Sea Launch... From Sea To Space (Launch)

Sea Launch homepage[SatNews] There's a possibility this Company may well start to launch some of their satellites from an ocean-based facility.

SES S.A., a leading worldwide satellite operator (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), and Sea Launch have announced that they have entered into a framework understanding regarding possible cooperation on the future launch of SES satellites on Sea Launch launch vehicles. Romain Bausch, CEO of SES, noted, “We have always considered the launch vehicle system provided by Sea Launch to be an important participant in the commercial arena of heavy-lift launch providers. Given our desire for a vibrant and competitive launch service market, we are pleased to see a new Sea Launch emerging and re-engaging.”

Under the framework understanding announced today, Sea Launch has agreed to provide SES with detailed technical information regarding its launch vehicle system on a regular basis. In turn, SES has agreed – based on the success of upcoming launch missions already on the Sea Launch manifest – to consider Sea Launch as an SES recognized provider for future launch missions. Kjell Karlsen, President of Sea Launch, stated, “We are excited to re-establish our relationship with SES. The understanding we have reached clearly reflects the confidence that SES has in the Sea Launch system and our ability to provide cost-effective, reliable launch services to the world’s most demanding customers.”

SES notes that Sea Launch has put in place an exceptional business team and a new credible structure backed by its affiliate, Energia Logistics Ltd, both key steps to moving its business forward. Bausch concluded, “We congratulate Sea Launch on their return to the launch service business, and we look forward to successful launches of SES satellites in the future.”
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/23/2011 07:18 am
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1803/1
Quote
Launch providers, of course, fear that the additional supply, coupled with forecasts for diminished demand, could lead to a “rationalization” as McKenna fears. One potential sign is the future of Land Launch, a venture that uses a variant of Sea Launch’s Zenit-3SL launched from Baikonur, serving smaller GEO satellites in competition with Soyuz and, now, Falcon 9. Sea Launch’s Karlsen said that there are no Land Launch missions on the books after a mission for Intelsat planned for later this year. “After that, we have to sort out what to do with Land Launch,” he said. “At this point in time, I’m not certain that Land Launch is competitive in the marketplace for those kinds of satellites.”

The question facing the industry is whether, in a few years, other launch systems will be in the same situation as Land Launch, if too many vehicles chase too few launches in this market.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Downix on 03/23/2011 02:19 pm
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1803/1
Quote
Launch providers, of course, fear that the additional supply, coupled with forecasts for diminished demand, could lead to a “rationalization” as McKenna fears. One potential sign is the future of Land Launch, a venture that uses a variant of Sea Launch’s Zenit-3SL launched from Baikonur, serving smaller GEO satellites in competition with Soyuz and, now, Falcon 9. Sea Launch’s Karlsen said that there are no Land Launch missions on the books after a mission for Intelsat planned for later this year. “After that, we have to sort out what to do with Land Launch,” he said. “At this point in time, I’m not certain that Land Launch is competitive in the marketplace for those kinds of satellites.”

The question facing the industry is whether, in a few years, other launch systems will be in the same situation as Land Launch, if too many vehicles chase too few launches in this market.
That is something I've been pondering as well.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 03/23/2011 08:19 pm
It is my understanding that LL/SL continues to have the same hardware production problems of promising the same hardware to multiple customers (velcro name plates).  First launch of either a LL or SL is NET 4Q2011, next hardware shipset availability is 1Q2012.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 03/24/2011 05:10 pm
"Velcro Nameplates"
HAH! That's great. I think the British used to call it "Badge Engineering" where the same car would be rebadged, with minor differences.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/25/2011 02:01 pm
Land Launch problem (only Russian):
http://www.marker.ru/news/4113
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 03/25/2011 02:48 pm
Land Launch problem (only Russian):
http://www.marker.ru/news/4113

Its SeaLaunch vs LandLaunch to obtain engines from Energomash. Note that the lawsuit only concerns RD-171M, and not RD-120. Anyone know why?

Also, the article calls the KSLV engine the "RD-191" and claims that the engine costs as much as the RD-171M. I have suspected that the RD-161 that is normally the brand name of the Korean engine is just that, a brand name for the export version of the RD-191.

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/25/2011 09:35 pm
Quote
Its SeaLaunch vs LandLaunch to obtain engines from Energomash. Note that the lawsuit only concerns RD-171M, and not RD-120. Anyone know why?
Because RD-120 are produced by Yuzhmash.

Quote
I have suspected that the RD-161 that is normally the brand name of the Korean engine is just that, a brand name for the export version of the RD-191.
RD-151. The trust of RD-161 is 2 tf. 
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/30/2011 08:19 am
Two RD-171M deliver to Yuzhmash (only Russian):
http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=16071
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 04/08/2011 02:22 pm
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/110407-production-issue-threatens-intelsat-launch.html

"Long Beach, Calif.-based Sea Launch is planning two launches this year, which will punctuate the company’s new ownership following the bankruptcy proceedings, Karlsen said. The first is the launch of Paris-based Eutelsat’s Atlantic Bird 7 satellite, scheduled for September. A second launch, of the Intelsat 19 satellite, is scheduled for December"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/10/2011 07:39 am
Sheduled launches

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
1-15 September - Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 7 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
29 September - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL - TBD
December - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD (or first quarter 2012)

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
December – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – LL - TBD  (from December 2012 to May 2013)
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2012-2014
TBD - Asiasat comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/12/2011 02:12 pm
The first Zenit will be shipped to the U.S. in May this year (only Russian):
http://armstass.su/?page=article&aid=94407&cid=125

und Deutsch:
12-04-2011 12:23 Fόhrender Raketenhersteller όbergibt im Mai weitere Zenit-3SL-Rakete an US-Amerikaner (http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php?id=475&listid=143103)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/14/2011 01:20 pm
http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php?id=148&listid=143169
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13-04-2011 13:57 Ukraine to send Zenit-3SL to US for Sea Launch restart
In May 2011 Ukraine will send to the United States the Zenit-3SL launch vehicle to resume the Sea Launch Project, as Yuriy Alekseyev, the director of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) told reporters.

The last time the launch vehicle took off from an offshore platform in April 2009. In 2011, the launches would be resumed in the third quarter. By the 2011 end it is planned to perform two launches. Mr Alekseyev said that in general in 2011 seven starts of launch vehicles are expected, which were produced in cooperation with Ukraine, after three in 2010. The NSAU chief reported that the launch of the Ukrainian communications satellite Lybid as part of the project with the Canadian firm MDA is postponed from April 2012 to the second half of 2012.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/14/2011 02:48 pm
Land Launch NET December 2011 (only Russian):
http://news.gazeta.kz/art.asp?aid=338851
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 05/06/2011 04:00 pm
I was told that preliminary date for next Zenit-3SL launch is September 1st.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 05/12/2011 07:23 pm
Amos-4 satellite will be launched by Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage from December 2012 to May 2013.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 05/12/2011 10:40 pm
Amos-4 satellite will be launched by Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage from December 2012 to May 2013.
Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage is called Zenit-3SLB. But what is the source for the switch from Falcon-9 to Zenit?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 05/12/2011 10:51 pm
Amos-4 satellite will be launched by Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage from December 2012 to May 2013.
Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage is called Zenit-3SLB. But what is the source for the switch from Falcon-9 to Zenit?
i've found the source: http://www.interfax.co.uk/russia-cis-military-news-bulletins-in-english/russia-to-launch-israeli-telecom-satellite-amos-4-from-baikonur/
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 05/12/2011 11:20 pm
Amos-4 satellite will be launched by Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage from December 2012 to May 2013.
Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage is called Zenit-3SLB. But what is the source for the switch from Falcon-9 to Zenit?

There is no listing for a 2012 Israeli launch on Falcon 9 on the SpaceX web site.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: McDew on 05/13/2011 01:17 am
Amos-4 satellite will be launched by Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage from December 2012 to May 2013.
Zenit-2SB rocket with DM-SLB upper stage is called Zenit-3SLB. But what is the source for the switch from Falcon-9 to Zenit?

There is no listing for a 2012 Israeli launch on Falcon 9 on the SpaceX web site.
Look under the SpaceX press release dated 27 January 2010.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/01/2011 04:14 am
SHIPMENTS OF SEA LAUNCH ZENIT-3SL HARDWARE RESUME ON SCHEDULE (http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2011/nr_110531.html)

BERN, Switzerland, May 31, 2011 – Sea Launch has resumed shipments of Zenit-3SL hardware in preparation for its return to launch operations in the third quarter of 2011. The two-stage Zenit-2S booster, manufactured by PO Yuzhmash of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine and the Block-DM-SL manufactured by OAO Rocket and Space Corporation Energia of Moscow, Russian Federation departed the Port of Oktyabrsky on May 31, 2011 for transit to Sea Launch Home Port facilities in Long Beach, California where launch vehicle integration and combined operations take place.

Production oversight for the Zenit-3SL vehicle is carried out by Energia Logistics, with facilities in Moscow (“ELRF”) and Long Beach, California (“ELUS”). Energia Logistics' responsibilities focus on closely monitoring hardware production schedules with regular visits to contractor and subcontractor facilities alongside Sea Launch customers to verify and assure on-time delivery and performance.

“Sea Launch has ten Zenit-3SL's on order, covering requirements for missions # 31 through # 40 which will satisfy existing and future customer requirements for launches through the end of 2013” said Kjell Karlsen, President of Sea Launch. “We are very pleased with having achieved yet another important milestone towards the resumption of launch operations later this year”.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/01/2011 05:07 pm
Intelsat-18 launch is planned on September 29th.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/02/2011 06:32 pm
SN: Intelsat 18 Launch Contract Reverts to Sea Launch (http://www.spacenews.com/launch/110602-intelsat-contract-reverts-sea-launch.html)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/09/2011 08:21 am
Atlantic Bird 7 launch is planned on September 18th.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/09/2011 02:25 pm
SFN: Two commercial missions on Sea Launch's books for 2011 (http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1106/08sealaunch/)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/09/2011 02:29 pm
Sheduled launches

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
22-25 September - Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 7 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
3/5 October - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – SL - TBD

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
second quarter - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
third quarter - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
December – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – SIS - TBD  (from December 2012 to May 2013)
TBD - Asiasat comsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Echostar comsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2014
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/09/2011 02:54 pm
Salo, Intelsat 19 launch will be in 2012, because its rocket is used for Intelsat 18 launch.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/09/2011 07:02 pm
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/16/2011 07:49 pm
According to http://www.intelsat.com/press/news-releases/2011/20110616-1.asp, Intelsat 19 launch is planned in the second quarter of 2012.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 07/10/2011 08:19 am
Intelsat satellite launch schedules (as of June 30, 2011) thru Intelsat 27  (includes Proton launches ).

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0707/DOC-308302A1.pdf
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Jason1701 on 07/10/2011 01:23 pm
The upcoming flights launch from Kazakhstan, right? When will SL use their seagoing platform?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 07/10/2011 06:06 pm
The upcoming flights launch from Kazakhstan, right? When will SL use their seagoing platform?

The upcoming Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 7 flight is from the Sea Launch platform
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 07/15/2011 08:00 pm
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/110714-sea-launch-loft-eutelsat-craft.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 07/29/2011 08:11 pm
http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2011.html
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2011
9/22 NET Atlantic Bird 7
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 07/29/2011 08:14 pm
In its SEC filing, Boeing said it is still seeking reimbursement from two former partners in the Sea Launch commercial space-launch venture. Sea Launch Co. was headquartered for a decade in Long Beach, Calif., with Boeing as the lead investor, before its recent move to Bern, Switzerland, under new ownership.

http://www.spacenews.com/launch/110728-pentagon-rejects-boeing-bid.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: edkyle99 on 07/29/2011 09:16 pm
In its SEC filing, Boeing said it is still seeking reimbursement from two former partners in the Sea Launch commercial space-launch venture. Sea Launch Co. was headquartered for a decade in Long Beach, Calif., with Boeing as the lead investor, before its recent move to Bern, Switzerland, under new ownership.

Sea Launch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2009. As part of that procedure, Boeing paid certain Sea Launch debts under an agreement that called for the other investors — companies in Norway, Russia and Ukraine — to then reimburse Boeing their pro rata shares of the debt.

The Norwegian shareholder did so, but the Russian and Ukrainian shareholders have protested Boeing’s claims. RSC Energia of Korolev, Russia, which took ownership of Sea Launch during the bankruptcy proceedings, owes $223 million, Boeing says. The two operating divisions of Ukraine’s Yuzhnoye rocket designer and builder owe a combined $133 million.

Boeing sought reimbursement in an arbitration proceeding at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce before that organization claimed it had no jurisdiction in the matter. Boeing has appealed that ruling.

Sea Launch has since emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, having cleared its books of all debt — much of it held by Boeing — and plans to return to commercial launch operations in September. Sea Launch launches satellites using rockets that lift off from a floating platform on the equator in the Pacific Ocean

http://www.spacenews.com/launch/110728-pentagon-rejects-boeing-bid.html

Wonder if any of the Sea Launch equipment, while within U.S. borders, is susceptible to seizure under some type of court order, etc.?

 - Ed Kyle
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Danderman on 07/29/2011 11:49 pm
SeaLaunch went through full bankruptcy proceedings, so Boeing is only entitled to what the court ruled it is owed.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 08/04/2011 02:52 am
If you have the patience, you can access *all* the filed documents here:
http://chapter11.epiqsystems.com/SLC/Project/default.aspx

It's a *very* interesting story.

Jim
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Prober on 08/19/2011 02:27 am
SeaLaunch went through full bankruptcy proceedings, so Boeing is only entitled to what the court ruled it is owed.

Yes, but did you read the docs?

This was a "reorganization" not a Chapter 7 "liquidation".   I read about 5-10 min. of the plan to exit chapter 11.   The company leases are all moved over to SLC ( meaning rent etc.)  Also monies owed to Boeing by SLC is still owed.  It is written, so it would be wise to pay off Boeing or they could go to any court and lock things up to rust for a few years.

To be bad, they might do this when SLC has some payloads.

This is not good.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 08/25/2011 09:14 pm
I was told Intelsat 18 launch is probably planned on October 5th now.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 09/02/2011 08:02 am
Confirmed launches

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
24 September - Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 7 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 20:17:59.064

Sheduled launches

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
4 October - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – SL - 21:00-23:00

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
second quarter - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
third quarter - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
December – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – SIS - TBD  (from December 2012 to May 2013)
TBD - Asiasat comsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Echostar comsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2014
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
TBD - Echostar comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 09/13/2011 07:57 am
SEA LAUNCH SELECTED TO LAUNCH INTELSAT 19
http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2011/nr_110912.html

BERN, Switzerland, September 12, 2011 – Sea Launch announced today it will launch the Intelsat 19 communications satellite in early 2012, the first of up to five missions on the Sea Launch system for Intelsat LLC under a previously announced multiple launch services contract.

Built by Space Systems/Loral, the 1300-series Intelsat 19 satellite will be located at 166° E longitude as part of Intelsat’s on-going fleet investment program. It replaces Intelsat 8, a leading video neighborhood providing distribution to cable headends across the Asia-Pacific region and reaching more than 37 million pay-TV subscribers around the Pacific Rim.

Designed for 15 years of service, Intelsat 19’s C-band capacity will provide enhanced distribution of content throughout Asia-Pacific, with reach to the western United States. The increased Ku-band capacity, optimized to distribute services to Australia, will support mobility and enterprise network applications across the Asia-Pacific region. Intelsat 19 is the first of four Intelsat satellites to feature a mobility beam that supports broadband maritime applications. In total, the four satellites will deploy seven Ku-band mobility beams which will result in seamless broadband coverage in support of global shipping, oil and gas, and other maritime requirements.

“This is a significant award for Sea Launch. The launch of Intelsat 19 will represent our next strategic advance following the successful return to launch operations on both the Sea Launch and Land Launch systems in the coming weeks,” said Kjell Karlsen, president of Sea Launch. “Signing with an industry leader like Intelsat validates our customer-focused approach. We look forward to working even closer with the Intelsat and Space Systems/Loral teams in the months ahead.”

Sea Launch and Intelsat signed the multiple launch services agreement in April 2010 for up to five missions on the Sea Launch system.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 09/16/2011 06:03 pm
Poor Land Launch...

http://www.spacenews.com/launch/110916-spacecom-ils-launch-amos4.html

"PARIS — Israeli satellite fleet operator Spacecom has contracted with International Launch Services (ILS) for the launch of the Amos 4 telecommunications satellite in late 2012 or early 2013 aboard an ILS Proton M/Breeze M rocket, industry officials said"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 09/23/2011 11:56 am
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/110916-spacecom-ils-launch-amos4.html

"PARIS — Israeli satellite fleet operator Spacecom has contracted with International Launch Services (ILS) for the launch of the Amos 4 telecommunications satellite in late 2012 or early 2013 aboard an ILS Proton M/Breeze M rocket, industry officials said"

I was told that this information is not true.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 09/26/2011 06:10 pm
http://www.spacenews.com/launch/sea-launch-resumes-operations-with-succesful-eutelsat-launch.html

"In the third quarter of 2012, Sea Launch has scheduled the flight of the Intelsat 21 satellite from the Pacific Ocean site. Intelsat and Eutelsat satellites are slated for launches in 2013 as well. The current 2012 manifest of two Intelsat spacecraft and one for Eutelsat is likely to remain where it is because of a lack of rocket hardware"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 09/27/2011 01:56 pm
Confirmed launches

2011
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

24 September - Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 7 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 20:17:59.064
5 October - Intelsat 18 - 3SLB/DM-SLB – SL - 21:00

Scheduled launches

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

5 May - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
third quarter - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
December – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – SIS - TBD  (from December 2012 to May 2013)
TBD - Eutelsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

TBD - Intelsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Eutelsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 10/06/2011 07:42 pm
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/landlaunch/intelsat18/status.html

First quarter: Intelsat 19 on Sea Launch to serve the Asia-Pacific region.

Third quarter: Intelsat 21 on Sea Launch to cover the Americas and Europe.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 10/10/2011 04:15 pm
I was told Intelsat 19 launch will be probably in April 2012.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 11/01/2011 04:33 pm
According to http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php, the next Sea Launch mission is planned in March 2012.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 11/07/2011 08:21 pm
According to http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php, the next Sea Launch mission is planned in March 2012.
It now says April/May
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Space Lizard on 11/16/2011 06:29 am
I thought the Odyssey platform was about to undergo a dry dock visit in South-East Asia. Any ideas about when it goes, where it's going and when it's back in Long Beach?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/21/2011 06:25 am
http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2012.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 11/21/2011 05:08 pm
http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2012.html

Does that mean there is only one launch next year or is NASA not involved in/informed of all of them?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 01/17/2012 04:54 pm
According to http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2012.html, Intelsat 19 launch is planned on May 5th.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/26/2012 05:29 pm
http://www.spacenews.com/satellite_telecom/spacecom-verge-ordering-large-ka-band-satellite.html
Quote
Amos 4’s launch has slipped from 2012 to 2013. Spacecom has signed a launch reservation with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., for a launch aboard a geostationary-optimized Falcon 9 rocket that is still in development. Ilany said Spacecom is reviewing its options for the launch and has not decided on a launch service provider.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/26/2012 05:32 pm
Scheduled launches

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

NET May 20 19 or 25 - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 05:22 - 06:21
July - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
fourth quarter - Eutelsat 70B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

first quarter - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
January-May – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB (TBD) – SIS - TBD
TBD - Eutelsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 01/27/2012 02:10 pm
Eutelsat W5A goes with Zenit-3 in Q4 2012.

Source: http://www.satlaunch.net/2012/01/eutelsat-w5a-eutelsat-70b-to-be.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/31/2012 08:19 pm
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 02/18/2012 07:37 am
Sea Launch on Track to Loft Intelsat 19
http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2012/nr_120217.html

BERN, Switzerland, February 17, 2012 - Sea Launch AG, through Energia Logistics Ltd., has conducted a Hardware Acceptance Review of the Zenit-2S launch vehicle to be utilized in support of the Intelsat 19 mission. A team of specialists from the Chief Engineer's Office at Energia Logistics Ltd., together with specialists from RSC Energia, reviewed all of the acceptance data for the Zenit-2S #SL33 vehicle and found that all required acceptance test values were within specification.

The Condock V sea-based transport vessel carrying the Zenit-2S launch vehicle designated for Intelsat 19 departed the port at Oktyabrsky, Ukraine on February 17, 2012 and is scheduled to arrive pier-side at Sea Launch's Home Port facility in Long Beach, California on March 30, 2012. The Block DM-SL upper stage designated for Intelsat 19, provided by RSC Energia, was shipped to Home Port last year and the Payload Accommodations, provided by Boeing Commercial Space Company, will be shipped in early March. The Intelsat 19 mission is planned for launch in May 2012.

Built by Space Systems Loral, the Intelsat 19 satellite will weigh approximately 5,600 kilograms (12,345 lbs.) at launch. It is expected to arrive at the Sea Launch facility during the last week of March in preparation for the start of standalone and combined spacecraft operations.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 02/24/2012 04:44 pm
Intelsat 27 planned for launch in Q1 2013 (http://www.satlaunch.net/2012/02/sea-launchs-zenit-3-rocket-to-launch.html).
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 02/27/2012 10:27 pm
The launch is planned on May 25th.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/05/2012 07:23 pm
According to http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2012.html, the launch is planned on May 19th.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/13/2012 06:58 am
Sea Launch Selected to Launch Eutelsat's W5A Spacecraft
http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2012/nr_120312b.html

BERN, Switzerland, March 12, 2012 – Eutelsat has assigned the launch of its EUTELSAT 70B (ex. W5A) communications satellite to Sea Launch to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2012. The launch will occur from Sea Launch's launch platform Odyssey at its equatorial launch site, located at 154 degrees West longitude, in the international waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The EUTELSAT 70B satellite is being built by Astrium, an EADS company and is based on the Eurostar-3000 platform. Weighing over 5,200 kilograms at lift-off, it will be lofted into an optimized geosynchronous transfer orbit on board the Zenit 3SL whose high performance should enable the satellite to exceed its designed in-orbit lifetime of 15 years.

EUTELSAT 70B is designed to optimise resources from a single orbital slot at the crossroads between Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. With high frequency reuse, four powerful regional beams connected to 48 Ku-band transponders will be located on a single platform. It will more than double current Eutelsat capacity at 70.5° East for data and government services, broadband access, GSM backhauling and professional video exchanges.

"Our close coordination with RSC Energia in assuring production scheduling and mission assurance for Sea Launch missions continues to provide value for our customers", said Kjell Karlsen, President of Sea Launch AG. "We are very pleased to be selected by Eutelsat for this important mission."

David Bair, Eutelsat Chief Technical Officer added "Sea Launch and RSC Energia executed a flawless launch of our EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite in October 2011. We look forward to working closely with the team again on the EUTELSAT 70B campaign and to seeing this new satellite strengthen our in-orbit resources and flexibility."

Sea Launch to Launch the Intelsat 27 Spacecraft
http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2012/nr_120312a.html

Bern, Switzerland, March 12, 2012 – Sea Launch has been selected to launch the Intelsat 27 communications satellite in early 2013. Intelsat 27 will be placed into an optimized geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) utilizing the highly-proven Sea Launch Zenit 3SL launch system. The launch will occur from Sea Launch's launch platform Odyssey at its equatorial launch site, located at 154 degrees West longitude, in the international waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Built by Boeing Satellite Systems Inc., the 702-MP Intelsat 27 satellite will serve Intelsat's customers throughout the Americas and Europe, and will provide increased and enhanced capacity for media, network and government services. It will be located at 304.5 degrees East, and is designed for 15 years of service.

At the time of lift-off, the spacecraft will weigh approximately 6,241 kilograms, making it the heaviest spacecraft to be lifted by the Sea Launch Zenit-3SL launch system.

"Following on to our recent announcement on the award of the Intelsat 21 launch, Sea Launch looks forward to working hard towards the successful launch of Intelsat 27 in early 2013," said Kjell Karlsen, President of Sea Launch. "With the continued support of our parent organization, RSC Energia, Sea Launch is regaining momentum and executing on its Business Plan."

"With six satellites scheduled for launch in the next year, a diversity of reliable solutions for Intelsat's access to space is essential," said Thierry Guillemin, Intelsat's SVP and Chief Technical Officer. "We are pleased to rely on Sea Launch once again to support some of these critical missions."

Sea Launch and Intelsat signed a multiple launch services agreement for up to five missions on the Sea Launch system in 2010.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/16/2012 08:02 am
According to Spaceflight Now, Intelsat 21 launch is planned in July.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/19/2012 03:52 am
INTELSAT 21 launch with Zenit-3SL is set for July 2012.
http://www.satlaunch.net/2012/03/kosmos-intelsat-19-intelsat-21-launch.html

Sea Launch-45/Intelsat-19 launch date slipped to NET 5/20/2012.
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/05/2012 03:33 pm
Scheduled launches

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

May 31 - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
July - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
fourth quarter - Eutelsat 70B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)
first quarter - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
January-May – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB (TBD) – SIS - TBD
TBD - Eutelsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo Ukr on 04/18/2012 08:58 am
Scheduled launches

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

June 1 - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 05:23:39 - 07:23
August 7 or 12 - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
December - Eutelsat 70B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

first quarter - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
January-May – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB (TBD) – SIS - TBD
TBD - Eutelsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 05/07/2012 09:15 am
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php

"Launch date clarified as 6/1/2012 UTC"

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2012.html

"September: A Zenit-3SL rocket to launch the Intelsat-21 communications satellite from the Sea Launch platform in the Pacific Ocean"

"December: A Zenit-3SL rocket to launch the Eutelsat W5A communications satellite from the Sea Launch platform in the Pacific Ocean"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo Ukr on 05/18/2012 10:30 am
Quote from: anik
http://www.satnews.com/cgi-bin/story.cgi?number=674344088

The Intelsat 21 mission is planned for launch in August 2012.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo Ukr on 06/01/2012 06:30 am
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

June 1 - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 05:22:59.111

Scheduled launches

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

August 7 or 12 16 - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:56-07:54
December 1 - Eutelsat 70B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

January 31 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
January-May – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB (TBD) – SIS - TBD
TBD - Eutelsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD


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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/01/2012 09:55 am
According to Vitaliy Lopota, head of RSC Energia, next Sea Launch launches are planned in August and November 2012, and January 2013.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/15/2012 01:57 pm
Intelsat 27 launch is planned on January 31st.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/18/2012 09:57 am
Eutelsat 70B launch is planned on December 1st.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo Ukr on 07/19/2012 05:08 am
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

June 1 - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 05:22:59.111

Scheduled launches

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

August 19 - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:55-07:53
December 1 - Eutelsat 70B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

January 31 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
January-May – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB (TBD) – SIS - TBD
TBD - Eutelsat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD


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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo Ukr on 08/06/2012 11:44 pm
Bern, Switzerland, August 6, 2012 – The Sea Launch vessels have departed Sea Launch Home Port in Long Beach, Calif., for the equator, in preparation for the launch of the Intelsat 21 satellite.  Liftoff is planned for 23:56 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Thursday, August 16 (06:56 UTC/GMT on August 17), at the opening of a 58-minute launch window.

http://www.sea-launch.com/news_releases/2012/nr_120806.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 08/19/2012 07:21 am
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

June 1 - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 05:22:59.111
August 19 - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:54:59.145

Scheduled launches

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

November- mid early December 1 - Eutelsat 70B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 20:44:00-21:38:00

2013
late January 31 February - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
January-May – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB (TBD) – SIS - TBD
late - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2014
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/05/2012 08:20 pm
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

June 1 - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 05:22:59.111
August 19 - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:54:59.145

Scheduled launches

2012
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

early December 2 3 - Eutelsat 70B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 20:44:00-21:38:00

2013
late January 31 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
second quarter summer – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB (TBD) – SIS - TBD
late - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2014
TBD - Asiasat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/28/2012 07:02 pm
AsiaSat sign up Sea Launch as SpaceX backup option
November 28th, 2012 by Chris Bergin

Asia Satellite Telecommunications have signed up Sea Launch to provide the backup option of launching “a future AsiaSat satellite” on their Zenit 3SL. Currently, both AsiaSat 6 and 8 are manifested to ride on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 in 2014, meaning the arrangement with Sea Launch will allow for on-time delivery in the event Falcon 9′s schedule becomes too busy.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/11/asiasat-sign-sea-launch-backup-spacex/
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Prober on 11/29/2012 03:48 pm
AsiaSat sign up Sea Launch as SpaceX backup option
November 28th, 2012 by Chris Bergin

Asia Satellite Telecommunications have signed up Sea Launch to provide the backup option of launching “a future AsiaSat satellite” on their Zenit 3SL. Currently, both AsiaSat 6 and 8 are manifested to ride on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 in 2014, meaning the arrangement with Sea Launch will allow for on-time delivery in the event Falcon 9′s schedule becomes too busy.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/11/asiasat-sign-sea-launch-backup-spacex/

interesting news
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/03/2012 08:02 pm
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

01 - June 1 - Intelsat 19 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 05:22:59.111
02 - August 19 - Intelsat 21 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:54:59.145
03 - December 3 - Eutelsat 70B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 20:43:59.237

2013
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

January 31 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
late August - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
summer November – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB (TBD) – SIS - TBD

2014
TBD - Asiasat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

Changes on December 3rd
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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/19/2012 06:46 pm
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=post;quote=993443;topic=28096.195;num_replies=201;sesc=d06e82590178ccbd7302a84457e21d8e
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/02/2013 05:42 pm
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)


February 1 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:55:59 (Launch failure)

Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2013

August - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
November – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – SIS - TBD

2014
TBD - Asiasat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015-2017
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 01/24/2013 08:09 am
Rumour: I was told that there will be two more Zenit-3SL launches in 2013 after Intelsat 27. Probably in August and November. Satellites will be transferred from Proton-M rockets.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/24/2013 01:12 pm
Rumour: I was told that there will be two more Zenit-3SL launches in 2013 after Intelsat 27. Probably in August and November. Satellites will be transferred from Proton-M rockets.
heard same thing with additional info that they will use backlogged Zenit's that are in storage. I cannot confirm as I have not found this anywhere else.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 01/24/2013 03:24 pm
Rumour: I was told that there will be two more Zenit-3SL launches in 2013 after Intelsat 27. Probably in August and November. Satellites will be transferred from Proton-M rockets.
heard same thing with additional info that they will use backlogged Zenit's that are in storage. I cannot confirm as I have not found this anywhere else.

The two hardware sets were already sent to Baikonur. 
http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/4396/
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: owais.usmani on 02/04/2013 09:01 am
I hope its the right place to post this:

http://izvestia.ru/news/544220 (http://izvestia.ru/news/544220)

Google translate doesn't make much sense so can anyone who understands Russian clarify this? Is V. Lapota asking Roscosmos to buy/bail out sea launch?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: smoliarm on 02/04/2013 12:36 pm
I hope its the right place to post this:

http://izvestia.ru/news/544220 (http://izvestia.ru/news/544220)

Google translate doesn't make much sense so can anyone who understands Russian clarify this? Is V. Lapota asking Roscosmos to buy/bail out sea launch?

"Google translate doesn't make much sense..."
and that's because the original text does the same :)

Here is my translation (shortened for clarity) -
Title:
«МОРСКОЙ СТАРТ» ПРЕДЛОЖИЛИ ВЫКУПИТЬ ГОСУДАРСТВУ   
THEY OFFERED TO BUY OFF "SEA LAUNCH" TO THE GOVERNMENT.

Subtitle:
Head of Rocket and Space Corporation (RKK) "Energia" Vitaly Lopota proposed to transfer the control over "Sea Launch" project to the state.

First paragraph:
"I presented this idea during a visit to our factory Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin [my comment: on January 15, i.e., BEFORE the failure], - Lopota said to "Izvestiya" - No answer yet, but, in our view, the deal is beneficial for the state. Russia will get its own launch site on the equator for relatively little money. The volume of current liabilities "Sea Launch" today is a little more than $ 300 million"

[Later in the article Lopota says]:
“…to date, the portfolio of ‘Sea Launch’ has 12 starts, a number of orders is under discussion.”
[my comment – I’d love to see the list ;) ]
[another quote from Lapota, specifically difficult to translate]:
“We would like to have state support not only in the form of taking full responsibility of Sea Launch project. As a support, they could give us, for example, a pair of starts in the Federal Space Program. The government of Kazakhstan limited number of launches from Baikonur. Therefore, Sea Launch could be an alternative to alleviate this limitation”.

[“Izvestia” could not get an official response to Lapota’s statement]:
In Roskosmos officials declined to comment.
[The article also gives unnamed source in Russian Space Agency]:
“The "Energia" recently had difficulties with raising funds for refinancing "Sea Launch". In December 2012, Sberbank declined a loan of $ 200 million”.
“Voiced by Lapota amount "Sea Launch" debt of $ 300 million is questionable. Six months ago, we estimated debt of the project as $ 530 million”
[“Izvestia” quotes Yuri Koptev, the former head of Russian Space Agency]:
“As far as I know, today Sea Launch has only two satellite launches booked”.
=============
Square brackets = my comments.
One last detail – Lopota said that to become profitable Sea Launch needs to perform at least 6 launches per year. As I get it, they got no profit last year.
Bottom line: Looks like this failure puts Sea Launch in serious trouble. May be Elon Musk should consider, along with Boca Chica plans, buying their platform.  But, this is topic for another thread -
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31007.0
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Prober on 02/04/2013 01:40 pm
Somewhere in the threads was the point that Sealaunch needed 4 launches per year to break even.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 02/04/2013 06:33 pm
Boeing sues Sea Launch partners for $350 million

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/04/boeing-sealaunch-idUSL1N0B31GP20130204
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: owais.usmani on 02/05/2013 04:54 pm
http://ria.ru/science/20130205/921318028.html (http://ria.ru/science/20130205/921318028.html)

Quote
The Government does not see the need to buy out the project "Sea Launch"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 02/22/2013 05:28 pm
From Echostar 10-K

In addition, in connection with the Hughes Acquisition, we acquired contractual rights to receive $44 million in cash discounts on future launch services (“Credits”) and assigned an estimated fair value of $22 million to the Credits on the acquisition date, which was recorded in “Other noncurrent assets, net.”  In November 2012, we entered into an agreement for alternative launch services and determined that the potential to realize value from the Credits was less than previously estimated.  Based on an updated fair value estimate using unobservable inputs that considered factors such as the viability of the launch services provider and marketability of the Credits, we recognized a $22 million impairment loss to reduce the carrying amount of the Credits to their estimated fair value of approximately zero as of December 31, 2012.

http://sats.client.shareholder.com/secfiling.cfm?filingid=1104659-13-11985
Ouch.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: 360-180 on 02/23/2013 04:53 am
I hope its the right place to post this:

http://izvestia.ru/news/544220 (http://izvestia.ru/news/544220)

Google translate doesn't make much sense so can anyone who understands Russian clarify this? Is V. Lapota asking Roscosmos to buy/bail out sea launch?
http://www.itar-tass.com/c49/647309.html
Lopota denies offer to sell

Googol translate
Quote
- How true appeared in the media about the possible purchase of "Sea Launch" state?
[ Lopota: ]Such statements that are attributed to me, do not. The fact that it is widely discussed in the press can be attributed to the conductors of unfair competition within the country. At a meeting in RSC "Energia", which is held in January Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin noted that the project "Sea Launch" - for now the only real project using technology that will allow our country in a reasonably short period of time and in an acceptable state for funding create a super-heavy carrier is required to address future challenges of research and exploration of deep space (Moon, Mars, asteroids, and so on). These technologies already have the necessary flight availability and can be incorporated in the next generation of promising for Russian launch vehicles.

Due to a number of publications, which distort the true state of work on "Sea Launch" in the Russian press, the company "Boeing" went to court in California. In this situation dealt with lawyers.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/04/2013 11:58 am
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)


February 1 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:55:59 (Launch failure)

Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2013

July 15 November – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – SIS - TBD
August November - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2014
TBD - Asiasat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015
TBD - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

Unclear
2015-2017 - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
2015-2017 - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/18/2013 04:28 pm
Sea Launch and EchoStar Reach Preliminary Agreement for Launch Services
Launch scheduled to take place in 2015

http://www.sea-launch.com/news-q11356-Sea_Launch_and_EchoStar_Reach_Preliminary_Agreement_for_Launch_Services.aspx

Bern, Switzerland and Englewood, Colorado, March 18, 2013 - Sea Launch AG and  EchoStar Satellite Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), have announced that Sea Launch has been identified as the intended launch services provider for the launch of a satellite from the ocean-based Odyssey launch platform in 2015.

Sea Launch’s powerful Zenit-3SL vehicle is ideally suited for launching heavyweight-class spacecraft, with multiple restart capability and heavy-lift performance.  Sea Launch’s history with EchoStar dates back to 2003. Most recently it launched the EchoStar XI satellite.

Sergey Gugkaev, chief executive officer of Sea Launch, said, “Sea Launch welcomes the opportunity to support EchoStar’s launch requirement in 2015.”  Kjell Karlsen, president of Sea Launch, added, “We are pleased to extend our relationship with EchoStar and we look forward to providing the required flexibility, performance and diversity of supply necessary to support their business plan.”

“This preliminary agreement with Sea Launch provides EchoStar with the flexibility we require to accommodate our launch requirements as we undertake the expansion of our North American fleet," said Anders Johnson, president of EchoStar Satellite Services. “We have been pleased with Sea Launch’s performance on past missions and look forward to continued success.”
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/22/2013 04:59 am
15/03/2013   Amos-4

Space International Services (SIS) will launch the Amos-4 communication satellite

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has once again selected Space International Services for its commercial launch services – to orbit the Amos-4 satellite in 2013 for Spacecom (Israel), the Amos satellite fleet operator. Amos-4 will be the second Israeli satellite launched by Space International Services using Zenit-3SLB launch vehicle, following Amos-3 orbited in 2008. The satellite's weight at launch will be approximately 4.2 tons, demonstrating the significant increase in Zenit-3SLB performance.

The newest addition to the Spacecom's current Amos constellation – Amos-4 will offer customers Direct-To-Home (DTH), video distribution, VSAT communications and broadband Internet. Once the Amos-4 satellite launched, Spacecom will reach a big portion of the world's population, positioning the company as near global satellite services provider.

About Space International Services:

Space International Services, Ltd (Moscow, Russia) is a joint Russian-Ukrainian company, offering launch services for medium weight commercial satellites using Zenit-2SLB, Zenit-3SLB and Zenit-3F launch vehicles from Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan within the Land Launch program.

Since the inaugural launch of Amos-3 in 2008, four more missions were completed under Land Launch program (Telstar-11N, Measat-1R, Intelsat-15 and Intelsat-18).

About Israel Aerospace Industries:

Israel Aerospace Industries is one of Israel’s leading technological-industrial companies. The company is a world leader in a wide range of advanced technologies, including development, production, renovation, upgrading, repair and maintenance of aircraft, missiles, launchers, communications satellites, observation satellites and ground services, electronic systems, avionics systems, advanced radar, precision-guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles.

http://spaceis.ru/
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/28/2013 05:08 am
“We are confident in the return of Sea Launch. We may not fly on Sea Launch this year but there will be two Zenit flights to verify the system again,” Karlsen said, referring to the Zenit variant that launches from Baikonur. One launch will be commercial, he said later, and the other will be for the Russian government.

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2266/1
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 03/28/2013 03:48 pm
“We are confident in the return of Sea Launch. We may not fly on Sea Launch this year but there will be two Zenit flights to verify the system again,” Karlsen said, referring to the Zenit variant that launches from Baikonur. One launch will be commercial, he said later, and the other will be for the Russian government.

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2266/1

Upcoming Federal space missions planned on Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB (since Zenit-3SLB/DM-SLB version currently does not have any federal missions planned).
Here are the likely candidates for federal space missions, which are manifested in 2014 since there are currently none in 2013:
Electro-L No. 2
Lybid
Spektr-RG, MKA-PN3 (Konus-M)

Which one is likely to fly on the mentioned RTF mission that is federal payload?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 03/28/2013 08:43 pm
“We are confident in the return of Sea Launch. We may not fly on Sea Launch this year but there will be two Zenit flights to verify the system again,” Karlsen said, referring to the Zenit variant that launches from Baikonur. One launch will be commercial, he said later, and the other will be for the Russian government.

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2266/1

Upcoming Federal space missions planned on Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB (since Zenit-3SLB/DM-SLB version currently does not have any federal missions planned).
Here are the likely candidates for federal space missions, which are manifested in 2014 since there are currently none in 2013:
Electro-L No. 2
Lybid
Spektr-RG, MKA-PN3 (Konus-M)

Which one is likely to fly on the mentioned RTF mission that is federal payload?
Lybid is planned as payload for second RTF mission.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: owais.usmani on 04/10/2013 12:52 pm
http://ria.ru/science/20130410/931897737.html (http://ria.ru/science/20130410/931897737.html)

Is he saying that there would be one more sea launch this year? or this would be from Baikonur?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 04/10/2013 04:13 pm
http://ria.ru/science/20130410/931897737.html (http://ria.ru/science/20130410/931897737.html)

Is he saying that there would be one more sea launch this year? or this would be from Baikonur?
All remaining Zenit launches commercial and federal will be only from Baikonur complex for rest of 2013 according to current statements ROSCOSMOS, Energia, and Sea-Launch information since March 2013 as well as Official and semi-official Russian Media sources.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/10/2013 05:42 pm
According to the head GKAU, Sea Launch consortium decided to resume launches. Launch is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.

http://www.nkau.gov.ua/nsau/newsnsau.nsf/mainsubjectsR/EB77DB7300857397C2257B4900423340?openDocument&Lang=R


Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)


February 1 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:55:59 (Launch failure)

Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2013

August 31 September 5 November (TBD) – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – SIS - 20:00

2014
November 4-th quarter end of 2013 spring April - Eutelsat-3B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Asiasat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD


2015
TBD - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

Unclear:
2015-2017 - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
2015-2017 - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: satlaunch on 04/24/2013 02:39 pm

2015
TBD - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD


It should be EchoStar-XVIII
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 04/25/2013 01:19 pm

2015
TBD - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD


It should be EchoStar-XVIII
No, that should be the first assignment on this contract: http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2012/11-26-2012-EchoStar-launch-contract.asp
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: owais.usmani on 04/26/2013 07:38 pm
Interview with Kjell Karlsen, president of Sea Launch AG in the April 2013 edition of the Society of Satellite Professionals Orbiter.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 05/06/2013 08:37 am
http://www.interfax.ru/news.asp?id=305209

Amos-4 launch is planned on September 5th.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 05/23/2013 07:11 pm
"Russia’s Energia Rocket and Space Corporation will make four launches  next year from the Pacific Ocean-based Odyssey platform under the Sea  Launch program"
http://en.ria.ru/science/20130523/181313649.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/13/2013 08:31 am
I was told that the next Sea Launch will be in the spring of 2014.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/17/2013 08:41 am
http://www.interfax.ru/news.asp?id=312810

RSC Energia president Vitaliy Lopota said that there will be four Sea Launch missions in 2014, the first of them in the second quarter with Eutelsat-3B satellite.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/17/2013 11:24 am
I was told about April's launch.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/19/2013 03:08 pm
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2013

February 1 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:55:59 (Launch failure)
August 31 – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – SIS - 20:04:59.753

Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2014

April - Eutelsat-3B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Asiasat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015
TBD - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2016
TBD - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

Unclear:
2015-2017 - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
2015-2017 - Hughes comsat - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD


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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 08/31/2013 08:58 pm
In the 2012 Energia Annual report is mention of ДМ-SLБ №7Л, a seventh upper stage for Land Launch. Anyone know who the customer is?

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=19873.msg1073961#msg1073961
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 09/06/2013 01:39 pm
Sea Launch Announces Agreement for Launch Services
http://www.sea-launch.com/news-q11371-Sea_Launch_Announces_Agreement_for_Launch_Services.aspx

Bern, Switzerland, September 6, 2013 - Sea Launch AG today announced the signing of a launch services agreement with a proprietary customer to launch its spacecraft on the Sea Launch Zenit-3SL launch system, launching from the ocean-based Odyssey launch platform in 2016.

Sea Launch’s customer for this launch has expressed its desire to remain unnamed at the present time, consistent with its current business strategy.  Sea Launch anticipates a future joint announcement with its customer when notified that the applicable business restraints have been lifted.
 
“This launch will continue to demonstrate the evolution of the Zenit-3SL launch system going forward.  We offer our customers the reliability, flexibility and discretion required to best address their on-orbit business needs,” said Sergey Gugkaev, Chief Executive Officer of Sea Launch.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Jason1701 on 11/16/2013 09:50 pm
What happened to the launch that was supposed to be in August?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 11/16/2013 09:57 pm
What happened to the launch that was supposed to be in August?

It was launched.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: owais.usmani on 11/17/2013 06:36 pm
What happened to the launch that was supposed to be in August?

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31859.0 (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31859.0)

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 12/11/2013 09:30 am
There will be only one Sea Launch mission in 2014: in April with Eutelsat 3B.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/11/2013 10:34 am
Launched:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2013

February 1 - Intelsat 27 - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 06:55:59 (Launch failure)
August 31 – Amos-4 – 3SLB/DM-SLB – SIS - 20:04:59.753

Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2014

April - Eutelsat-3B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015
2014 TBD - Asiasat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 12/16/2013 04:55 am
Here an article, how Sea Launch thinks about its future.
http://www.satellitetoday.com/launch/2013/12/13/a-heavyweight-battle-how-sea-launch-plans-to-stay-afloat-with-spacex-in-its-waters/
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/31/2013 11:12 pm
Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2014

April 15 (TBD) May 4 24 - Eutelsat-3B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 23:04:55
yearend - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015
TBD - Asiasat (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2016
TBD - Angosat, Energia 100  - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 01/09/2014 04:11 pm
I was told that there will not be Sea Launch missions in 2015.

And undisclosed customer for launch in 2016 is:

Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Sea Launch, in rare double mission, to launch AngolaSat (Angola comsat) and Energia 100 (Russian bdband) sats together in 1H 2016.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/09/2014 04:24 pm
I was told that there will not be Sea Launch missions in 2015.

And undisclosed customer for launch in 2016 is:

Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Sea Launch, in rare double mission, to launch AngolaSat (Angola comsat) and Energia 100 (Russian bdband) sats together in 1H 2016.

AFAIK the name of the satellite is "AngoSat", not "AngolaSat"

http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2012/news_12-28_3.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 01/14/2014 01:12 pm
2 missions in 3 years won't cover the $50M annual fixed cost for those ships...
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: owais.usmani on 01/23/2014 04:30 pm
2 missions in 3 years won't cover the $50M annual fixed cost for those ships...

Expect Sea Launch to file for another bankruptcy shortly (this time chapter 7)  :(
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/17/2014 06:58 pm
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1403/17sealaunch/

"Sea Launch is in negotiations with an undisclosed customer for a launch in late 2014 to follow the Eutelsat 3B mission. Sea Launch's suppliers promise to deliver a rocket in time for a launch opportunity before the end of the year, Gugkaev said.

"We have a slot available," Gugkaev said. "We have a white tail for the end of this year, so we are just waiting for some confirmation from one of our customers."

Sea Launch has a preliminary agreement with EchoStar Corp.'s satellite subsidiary for launch of a direct broadcasting payload in 2015"
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: SIM city on 03/21/2014 06:47 pm
Why, per the schedule above, are they launching the same satellite twice?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/01/2014 01:44 pm
EUTELSAT 3B Mission Status Update
March 31, 2014

During the final “dry” roll-out phase of integrated launch vehicle (ILV) processing at Home Port in support of the EUTELSAT 3B mission, a discrepancy in the nominal movement of the cable-mast and the Zenit-2S LV lateral plate occurred while installing the ILV onto the launch pad. This caused mechanical damage to the lateral plate housing located on the inter-stage truss of the LV.  Resolution of this condition will result in a delay to the planned April 15, 2014 launch date.
 
A decision was made to de-mate the Payload Unit and Block-DM-SL onboard the Sea Launch Commander to resolve the issue, establish the root cause and perform additional checks of the interface between the launch vehicle and ground support equipment connectors.
 
Once the above tasks have been completed, Sea Launch will announce an updated schedule and launch day for EUTELSAT 3B.

The EUTELSAT 3B satellite was not powered on during the operation on the launch vehicle and was unaffected. It remains in a safe configuration.

http://www.sea-launch.com/missions-q11372-EUTELSAT_3B.aspx
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 04/01/2014 01:55 pm
Sergey, Eutelsat 3B launch date is May 4th.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 04/07/2014 05:39 pm
Why, per the schedule above, are they launching the same satellite twice?
i think this one may either be a launch on need payload and/or a reassignment to Zenit-3SL to speed it up.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/24/2014 06:35 pm
Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2014

May 24 30 - Eutelsat-3B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL
yearend - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2015
TBD - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2016
TBD - Angosat, Energia 100  - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 05/01/2014 07:08 pm
"The launch of the EUTELSAT 3B satellite is now scheduled for 26 May at 14:10 Pacific Daylight Time (21:10 UTC, 23:10 CEST) at the opening of a 54-minute launch window."
http://www.sea-launch.com/missions
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 05/03/2014 10:00 pm
Launched:
Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

May 26 - Eutelsat-3B - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - 21:09:59.119

Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage – Organization – Time (UTC)

2015

yearend 2014 NET January - TBD - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

2016
4th quarter 2015 early - EchoStar (TBD) - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD
TBD - Angosat, Energia 100  - 3SL/DM-SL - SL - TBD

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Adonis1 on 06/09/2014 03:19 pm
Sea Launch platform moves from California to the Crimea?

http://izvestia.ru/news/572053
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 06/09/2014 03:32 pm
Sea Launch platform moves from California to the Crimea?

http://izvestia.ru/news/572053

What would be the point in basing the Sea Launch platform at the Crimea? The Russian far east coast makes much more sense, as the platform has to travel to the equator for launch..
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Prober on 06/09/2014 06:29 pm
Someone better make sure all the bills are paid in Full before leaving Port. ;)

Boeing you listing?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: baldusi on 06/09/2014 06:46 pm
Someone better make sure all the bills are paid in Full before leaving Port. ;)

Boeing you listing?
Doesn't Boeing makes the fairing and abstract the vehicle interface so it has no ITAR issues? Don't they use TDRS for range, and thus depend on being an US company?
I guess they could adapt the Land Launch fairing, and switch to Lutch, but I believe the Lutch data hole is exactly on the easter Pacific.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 06/09/2014 11:34 pm
Someone better make sure all the bills are paid in Full before leaving Port. ;)

Boeing you listing?
Doesn't Boeing makes the fairing and abstract the vehicle interface so it has no ITAR issues? Don't they use TDRS for range, and thus depend on being an US company?
I guess they could adapt the Land Launch fairing, and switch to Lutch, but I believe the Lutch data hole is exactly on the easter Pacific.
your are correct in all points.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Prober on 06/10/2014 02:44 pm
Someone better make sure all the bills are paid in Full before leaving Port. ;)

Boeing you listing?
Doesn't Boeing makes the fairing and abstract the vehicle interface so it has no ITAR issues? Don't they use TDRS for range, and thus depend on being an US company?
I guess they could adapt the Land Launch fairing, and switch to Lutch, but I believe the Lutch data hole is exactly on the easter Pacific.

Yes TDRS was listed in the manual L2
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Phosphorus on 06/20/2014 01:00 pm
Sea Launch platform moves from California to the Crimea?

http://izvestia.ru/news/572053

What would be the point in basing the Sea Launch platform at the Crimea? The Russian far east coast makes much more sense, as the platform has to travel to the equator for launch..
Not to mention it risks murdering the whole thing outright from a legal point of view.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 06/20/2014 02:50 pm
Sea Launch platform moves from California to the Crimea?

http://izvestia.ru/news/572053

What would be the point in basing the Sea Launch platform at the Crimea? The Russian far east coast makes much more sense, as the platform has to travel to the equator for launch..
Not to mention it risks murdering the whole thing outright from a legal point of view.
Anatoly Zak has an interesting view on this as Russia in the past has said that by having it based out of Russian Territory closer to the factory they could increase launch rate and thus shift some Russian sats to it. It is also been mentioned that the major upgrades underway/in works for entire launcher are in part to reduce heavy reliance on Proton-M and Angara by providing a form of redundancy.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/21/2014 06:27 am
Sea Launch platform moves from California to the Crimea?

http://izvestia.ru/news/572053

What would be the point in basing the Sea Launch platform at the Crimea? The Russian far east coast makes much more sense, as the platform has to travel to the equator for launch..
South America east coast more sense than Pacific.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: baldusi on 06/21/2014 12:54 pm

Sea Launch platform moves from California to the Crimea?

http://izvestia.ru/news/572053

What would be the point in basing the Sea Launch platform at the Crimea? The Russian far east coast makes much more sense, as the platform has to travel to the equator for launch..
South America east coast more sense than Pacific.
Are you implying Cuba or Venezuela? AIUI, Brazil wasn't willing to make the sort of diplomatic immunity concessions that either Americans nor Russians asked for Alcantara.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/25/2014 08:42 pm
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php
Quote
2014-06-25   Sea Launch/EchoStar-n   Deleted; canceled.   GSFC ELV MCE Chris Schwartz 6/24/2014.          
2014-06-25   Sea Launch/AngolaSat and Energia 100   Deleted; canceled.   GSFC ELV MCE Chris Schwartz 6/24/2014.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Phosphorus on 06/26/2014 10:38 pm
Sea Launch platform moves from California to the Crimea?

http://izvestia.ru/news/572053

What would be the point in basing the Sea Launch platform at the Crimea? The Russian far east coast makes much more sense, as the platform has to travel to the equator for launch..
Not to mention it risks murdering the whole thing outright from a legal point of view.
Anatoly Zak has an interesting view on this as Russia in the past has said that by having it based out of Russian Territory closer to the factory they could increase launch rate and thus shift some Russian sats to it. It is also been mentioned that the major upgrades underway/in works for entire launcher are in part to reduce heavy reliance on Proton-M and Angara by providing a form of redundancy.
Well, whatever the view Zak has, it's safe to say that barring an outright Russian invasion of the rest of Ukraine, I don't see a legal basis for Yuzhmash/Yuzhnoe to deliver a Zenit to a Russian company in Crimea. They will either need some kind of waiver, or will be criminally liable for a breach of Ukrainian law "On occupied territories".
So, whoever pushes this "relocation to Crimea" thing is in reality looking to murder the program.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Phosphorus on 06/26/2014 10:53 pm
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php
Quote
2014-06-25   Sea Launch/EchoStar-n   Deleted; canceled.   GSFC ELV MCE Chris Schwartz 6/24/2014.          
2014-06-25   Sea Launch/AngolaSat and Energia 100   Deleted; canceled.   GSFC ELV MCE Chris Schwartz 6/24/2014.
Oh no. So that's it -- not a single pending launch as of now?
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: edkyle99 on 06/27/2014 02:41 am
"Sea Launch Denies Plans to Shelve Launch Platform"
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/sea-launch-denies-plans-to-shelve-launch-platform/502579.html

 - Ed Kyle
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Targeteer on 07/11/2014 04:58 pm
http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/740080

Russian government plans Sea Launch project development
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Targeteer on 08/22/2014 08:28 pm
http://www.sea-launch.com/news/11415

Sea Launch Takes Proactive Steps to Address Manifest Gap

NYON, Switzerland, August 22, 2014 – Sea Launch announced today a series of cost-reduction measures designed to address an upcoming gap in the launch manifest of the Zenit-3SL system.  According to plan, it is expected that Sea Launch will resume and start stepping-up its launch activity during mid-2015/mid-2016 time frame.
 
The measures include staff reductions at Sea Launch’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and its prime contractor, Energia Logistics, Ltd., located in Long Beach, California, as well as a reduction of operating expenses associated with laying-up the Sea Launch Commander and Odyssey vessels.  Taking these vessels out of service temporarily during inactive periods has been performed by Sea Launch previously and is common practice in the marine industry.

Sea Launch will be using this time to improve certain operational efficiencies, upgrade its launch and support systems including evaluating shore-based power for the vessels while in port and finalize internal trade studies relative to available vehicle configuration changes.

Serguei Gugkaev, CEO of Sea Launch stated “In light of this gap in our launch manifest, Sea Launch is taking the opportunity to pursue all prudent business solutions to realize significant cost savings in labor, maintenance and fuel while maintaining the capability to call-up the vessels as needed. Sea Launch continues to aggressively market all available launch opportunities beginning in mid-2015 and will maintain a short launch call-up readiness state.  While any reduction in staff is regrettable, Sea Launch will retain key personnel across all corporate and technical functions, allowing the company to ramp-up to meet its next launch commitment”.

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 08/23/2014 12:30 am
Smoke and mirrors.......
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 12/25/2014 04:45 pm
"Research underway into moving Sea Launch project to Brazil — deputy PM"
http://itar-tass.com/en/world/768914
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 12/25/2014 06:37 pm
That's interesting, as they had talked about this sometime last year, and decided against it.

I was talking to some people the other day, and it was "leaked" that they'd like to sell the operation, but nobody is interested in buying.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.....
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Bob Shaw on 12/25/2014 11:20 pm
Here are some Sea Launch images which I suspect are new - aerial and ground-level shots of Sea Launch Commander on the ways at the Kvaerner Govan (ex-Fairfields, ex-UCS) shipyard in Glasgow in 1997. Other than those with detailed copyright holders, this selection of pictures are all 'orphan' images, with no obvious owner, but if I discover the source/owner (I'm actively asking) then I'll post here.

Also in the pictures you will see HMS Ocean (more-or-less a baby aircraft carrier for helicopter operations). Sea Launch Commander, at 50,000 tons, is no small vessel. It has a large internal assembly hall, with two high capacity cranes for launcher assembly and a third for payload and upper stage assembly. The interior of the hall contains a standard railway system, allowing cargo to be delivered directly into the working area.

The rather poor pictures which show Sea Launch Commander going down the Clyde were taken by myself on, I believe, her delivery voyage; the stunning night shot on the ways was taken by noted maritime photographer Bill Cullen.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 12/25/2014 11:41 pm
Yep, she's a fine ship.

Rides nice even in heavy seas, although we usually went around any extreme weather.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Bob Shaw on 12/25/2014 11:53 pm
I understand that Sea Launch Commander has an unusual thruster system for attitude control in even heavy weather - rather than edge-mounted thrusters (like the SpaceX barge presumably has, given the few details we have). The SLC thrusters are based on a ventral turret instead, which I think is quite unusual.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 12/26/2014 12:35 am
There's two bow thrusters located in the "bulb" on the front of the hull, and a stern thruster that gets lowered down at the launch site. These are used for the Dynamic Positioning System that keeps the ship pretty well pinned down during launch operations.

AFAIK, they stern thruster has to be retracted when the ship is moving at more than a few knots.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Bob Shaw on 12/26/2014 12:47 am
Ah, I was told everything was done using a single turret - this was from, however, an ex-Kvaerner engineer whose grasp of the detail may have been sloppy! Still, not a 'thruster at each corner' arrangement, even so.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 12/26/2014 01:33 am
That would be more like the Launch Platform.

It has a thruster in the front of each pontoon, and one that looks like a ducted fan at the stern end of each pontoon.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kfsorensen on 12/26/2014 03:40 am
They should sell the launch platform to SpaceX, who could then use it to launch Falcon 9s to the ISS a few hundred miles off the west coast of the US. The southern launch azimuth to 51.6 degrees is clear over water all the way to Chile as I recall.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 12/26/2014 04:01 am
SpaceX has been to Home Port several times.

The only thing they were interested in was using the Payload Processing Facility.

To refit both ships for Falcon 9 launch duty would cost a LOT of money, most likely way more than Mr. Musk would be wiling to spend.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 12/26/2014 12:02 pm
I think it would be far less expensive to build a new launch platform from scratch, rather than adapting the existing one for another rocket !

Remind the mess for adapting Plesetsk's Zenit launch pad for Angara...
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: baldusi on 12/26/2014 01:38 pm
Yes, Zenit has a very complicated fully automatic launch operation. Besides, until SpaceX migrates to a GPS/TDRSS "range", they really can't do that. What would enable, is something like 5 tonnes to GTO from a Falcon 9 v.1.1. But at what cost? I'm pretty sure that SpaceX knows a thing or two about far away launch sites to optimize performance. You know... burned once.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kfsorensen on 12/27/2014 01:06 am
Well, both the Zenit and the Falcon 9 are all LOX/kerosene vehicles, of similar cross-sections and dimensions.  Neither vehicle has solid strap-ons, so it doesn't seem like the conversion of the Sea Launch platform to Falcon 9 use should be so out-of-the-question as some of these comments seem to depict.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 12/27/2014 03:58 am
It gets into a bit more than just fuel and the approximate size of the two launch vehicles.

ALL the mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment on the Odyssey for moving, erecting, fueling, monitoring, and operating the rocket is Russian or Ukrainian built, and would have to be scrapped and replaced.

Same with the Commander, along with the large "Proton" antenna, the telemetry and command  equipment, and all the support equipment for the Block-DM.

And those are just the things that I know about.

The only "American" equipment was the weather systems, everything concerned with the Payload Accommodation, the payload telemetry and command equipment, the photo stuff, the computer networking equipment, half the Launch Control Center, and several other systems that escape me now.

It would be a monumental task to switch both ships to a different launcher. Impossible? No, but very expensive. Keep in mind all this equipment is 15+ years old, has been operated in a marine environment for all that time, and has been sitting powered down for going on six months.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Prober on 12/27/2014 03:10 pm
SpaceX has been to Home Port several times.

The only thing they were interested in was using the Payload Processing Facility.

To refit both ships for Falcon 9 launch duty would cost a LOT of money, most likely way more than Mr. Musk would be wiling to spend.

how can the company even try and sell?

the buyer would have to deal with the Russian government no?

can see some US Billionaire just go out there for the ship...it has a lot of special features.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: baldusi on 12/27/2014 08:21 pm
Btw, does anyone know if the Falcon 9 can take the handling stresses of sea transfer, for example? If I had to bet on how to do a Falcon 9 sea launch platform, it would probably look a lot like a flat pad and the rocket would be integrated into a TEL in the hangar of the support ship, which then would be moved directly to the platform as a whole. And that's just the physical part.
GSE, range and all that would need to be new. I'm pretty sure that starting from the ground up would be cheaper and faster.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: elvis on 01/03/2015 04:11 am
Handling stress not really a factor.  Sea Launch performs all ILV movements in the harbor so it is basically a standard vertical pick.  As kq6ea stated, the support equipment is where all the $$ is at.  It would require a complete gut and rebuild of the comm and range systems and all the pad GSE.  Probably easier to just start with a clean slate. 
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 01/03/2015 04:56 am
Yes, the idea of transferring an ILV "at sea" (at the launch site) was given up almost immediately.

Boeing had approached the administrators of Kiritimati about improving the port there, but the price quoted just to be allowed to do the work (fees, etc) was considered too high.

The Commander usually carried a complete rocket and Block-DM, but they were only used (rarely) for spare parts if there was a problem at the launch site.

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Sam Ho on 03/17/2015 07:39 pm

Even if for free its still way too expensive to use.

I was referring the berth and the land facilities and not the two ships.

Ships may be going to South America.

http://www.satellitetoday.com/launch/2015/03/09/new-rocket-new-location-two-possibilities-for-sea-launch-this-year/

Copied over from SpaceX section.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 04/05/2015 06:30 am
Looks like the last Sea Launch passenger is gone as the Russians are speaking of switching AngolaSat to the 2nd Angara-A5 in 2016: http://www.interfax.ru/russia/434256

(though there are rumors that the satellite's CDR hasn't even been passed yet and it won't launch till 2019, which doesn't help Sea Launch either)

I presume this will sink Sea Launch and Zenit once and for all.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 04/05/2015 11:20 pm
From Google Translate:

However, the situation with" Zenith "incomprehensible

Yes, indeed it is......
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/16/2016 08:08 am
http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-territory/nt-government-working-to-bring-space-industry-to-territory/news-story/dd89fb368bbcdc37a0899c47d2e98340#load-story-comments
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 06/19/2016 10:45 pm
I saw that last week in another thread.

Be real interesting to see if they can pull this off.....
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Space Ghost 1962 on 06/19/2016 11:01 pm
Quote from: JILL POULSENNT News
However, there was a slight hiccup with the deal when an unsecured creditor popped up, causing an issue which is now being dealt with in an American court.

Minor little fraction of a billion dollar quibble. Oh, and, how do those sats get encapsulated? Hmm.

And where do all those funds come from to feed to Energia and why should SDO Yuzhnoye / PO Yuzhmash care, having been washed out? How do they field a vehicle at today's launch prices?

Love the entertaining tidbits of the SeaLaunch dirge that spring up. Another fairy story...
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: BabaORileyUSA on 10/03/2016 04:52 pm
Hmmm... Russia's 'S7 Group' just bought SeaLaunch!

http://www.satellitetoday.com/publications/st/2016/09/28/russias-s7-group-buys-sea-launch/?hq_e=el&hq_m=3290463&hq_l=4&hq_v=2fa4dbbeda
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: BabaORileyUSA on 10/04/2016 04:18 pm
Here's the Roscosmos announcement of the S7 Group "deal":

http://en.roscosmos.ru/20646/

Let's hope the U.S. has no objections to the sale....

A relevant excerpt:
"Also today, RSC Energia and S7 Group signed an agreement on cooperation and joint work aimed at resuming the operation of the Sea Launch system. RSC Energia will provide to S7 Group the necessary engineering support, assistance in organizing the launches and in systems integration work."
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/11/2016 12:03 pm
S7 will launch "Zenith" with the Angolan satellite. Launch is scheduled for July 2017 from Baikonur.
http://izvestia.ru/news/644111
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/11/2016 12:10 pm
Sheduled:

Date – Satellite(s) – Zenit type/Upper Stage  - Launch Site (Launch Proder) – Time (UTC)

2017

July 15 September  November  December    7   26 - Angosat  - Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB - Baikonur 45/1 (S7)

2022
TBD - test flight - LV "SK NP" ("Middle Class New Generation")  Soyuz-5 - SL (S7)

Changes on November 11th
Changes on November 13th
Changes on December 17th
Changes on February 22th
Changes on April 4th
Changes on August 2nd
Changes on August 31st
Changes on November 26th
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: anik on 11/11/2016 04:00 pm
Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB, not Zenit-3SLB/DM-SLB.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/16/2016 11:48 pm
Anatoly Zak ‏@RussianSpaceWeb
    Liftoff of #Angosat satellite on #Ukraine's #Zenit rocket set for July 15 (behind the scene, naturally!). Details: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/angosat.html
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 02/22/2017 05:28 pm
 Anatoly Zak‏@RussianSpaceWeb
Sources: The launch of #Angosat satellite on Russian-Ukrainian #Zenit rocket will likely be delayed until September: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/angosat.html#2017
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/04/2017 09:43 am
https://www.roscosmos.ru/media/files/docs/2017/doklad_strategia.pdf

Test flights new LV "RN SK NP" sheduled 2022 timeframe from the Sea Launch platform:

Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 06/11/2017 10:57 am
http://aviationweek.com/awinspace/s7-sea-launch-orders-12-zenit-rockets
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S7 Sea Launch Ltd., the new operator of the Sea Launch project, has taken its first step toward restarting operations by ordering 12 Zenit rockets from Ukrainian manufacturer
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: kq6ea on 06/11/2017 08:15 pm
Gee, I wonder what happened to those "TEN new rockets" they told us were ordered before they laid us all off??
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 08/31/2017 03:29 am
Angosat sheduled December 7th:
http://www.interfax.ru/world/577033
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 12/31/2017 03:08 pm
Schedule for the next launches
http://s7space.ru/launch-sea/
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 12/31/2017 03:30 pm
Schedule for the next launches
http://s7space.ru/launch-sea/
Well, no much details on the payloads...
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 12/31/2017 03:37 pm
Schedule for the next launches
http://s7space.ru/launch-sea/
Well, no much details on the payloads...
"No much" is a really good understatment
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 01/02/2018 09:05 pm
Please also see NSF forum thread Information about Zenit rocket http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=25577.msg1766803#msg1766803 .
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BTW, Angosat-1 launched successfully on December 26, 2017, 19:00 UTC;
NSF launch thread http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42981.0 .
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/08/2018 09:00 am
Launched:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site (Launch Proder) - Time (UTC)
2017:
01 - December 26 - Angosat  - Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB - Baikonur 45/1 (S7) - 19:00:03.435

Sheduled:
Date – Satellite(s) – Rocket  - Launch Site (Launch Proder) – Time (UTC)

2019
December - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)

2020
April - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)
July - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)
December - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)

2021
March - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)
June - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)
September - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)
December - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)

2022
March - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)
June - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)
September - TBD - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7)
December - TBD  - Zenit 3SL/DM-SL - L/P Odyssey (S7) 
TBD - test flight - LV "SK NP" ("Middle Class New Generation")  Soyuz-5 - L/P Odyssey (S7)

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Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 01/15/2018 05:09 pm
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/sea-launch-2018.html#0114
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Yuzhmash details Zenit production

On January 11, the Yuzhmash production plant in Dnipro, Ukraine, announced that under an April 2017 contract with S7 Sea Launch Limited, the company had already been manufacturing two Zenit rockets for delivery in 2018. The company was also expecting an additional order for three more Zenit rockets in February 2018, Yuzhmash said.
Title: Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/16/2019 04:15 am
https://ria.ru/20190416/1552722254.html
Google translate:
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Source: "Sea Launch" plan to relocate from the United States to the Far East

MOSCOW, Apr 16 - RIA News. Launch platform "Sea Launch" can relocate from California to the Far East, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.
"The possibility of relocating the Sea Launch platform to the Far East, specifically to Sovetskaya Gavan, for launching the Soyuz-5 light rocket, is being considered," the agency’s source said.
According to him, if the launch platform remains in the United States, it will be almost impossible to launch a new Russian rocket from it, since the agreement between Moscow and Washington provides for the launch of the Russian-Ukrainian Zenit rocket, which was discontinued in 2014. Even if in the future it is possible to sign a new intergovernmental agreement, the Russian side will have to disclose the technical documentation on the new rocket to the American supervisory authorities in order to obtain a launch license, which Moscow will not do, the source said.
“The only way out is to relocate the Sea Launch to Russian territory,” he stressed.
This is not the first time that the idea of ​​relocating the Sea Launch to the Far East is being considered. The issue of changing the port was discussed in 2013 and 2015. Then, Vladivostok, Sovetskaya Gavan, Crimea and Vietnam were considered as the location of the launch platform and command ship. As a result, the project was sold to the S7 group of companies.
Get a comment in the S7 group and its space division S7 Space and failed. In "Roskosmos" refrained from commenting.

Waiver of "Zenit"

At the end of March, it became known that the contract for the production of 12 Zenit rocket launchers for the launch from the Sea Launch launch site would be terminated on the Ukrainian Yuzhmash. The company S7 Sea Launch Limited (part of the S7 group, which owns the floating launch site "Sea Launch") and "Yuzhmash" signed a contract for 12 "Zenit" in April 2017.
Earlier, the director general of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti that Roskosmos together with the S7 group plans to create a reusable Soyuz-5 Light commercial launch vehicle based on the Soyuz-5 rocket, the first launch of which from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled in 2022 .
Rogozin also said that he had invited co-owner of the S7 group, Vladislav Filev, to participate in late April in negotiations on the prospects for the Baiterek project, which would launch Soyuz-5 (Irtysh) missiles from the Baikonur cosmodrome.