Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sea Launch Successfully Launches DIRECTV 11

Sea Launch successfully delivered the DIRECTV 11 broadcast satellite to orbit from its ocean-based platform on the Equator, marking its 4th successful launch of a DIRECTV satellite. DIRECTV 11 is one of three recent Boeing 702-model spacecraft built for DIRECTV and is among the largest and most powerful Ka-band satellites built to date.

Earlier Sea Launch missions for DIRECTV include Spaceway 1 (April 26, 2005), DIRECTV 7S (May 4, 2004) and DIRECTV 1R (October 9, 1999).http://www.sea-launch.com

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