The new Land Launch rocket has entered commercial service with the successful launch of Spacecom’s Amos-3. The Zenit-3SLB-based booster, a derivative of Sea Launch designed to operate from the Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome, lifted off for the first time at 5 a.m. GMT April 28 with the Israeli telecom satellite on-board. The mission, initially set for April 24, was held up because of a launcher support arm problem. Land Launch, a joint venture of Boeing-led Sea Launch and Space ...

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