Echostar X Satellite Launches Successfully
An AFP newsbrief, via PhysOrg.com, 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.