Thursday, February 16, 2006

Echostar X Satellite Launches Successfully

An AFP newsbrief, via, reports that:

A US telecommunications satellite blasted off from a platform in the Pacific Ocean early Thursday, Russian officials said.

The Echostar X satellite, which will provide digital TV services, was successfully launched by the US-based Sea Launch company which fires commercial satellites into orbit from a floating platform, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian officials as saying.

The launch had been originally scheduled for February 9 but was delayed by a mistake in the launch sequence.


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