PARIS – Commercial launch services provider Sea Launch orbited the Eutelsat-3B communications satellite May 26, launching from a platform in the Pacific Ocean and marking the company’s first mission since a February 2013 failure of the Zenit-3SL rocket led to the loss of the Intelsat 27 spacecraft. The three-stage Ukrainian-Russian rocket lifted off at 2:09:59 p.m. local time from Launch Platform Odyssey at 154 deg. west longitude on the equator. About an hour into the flight, ...
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