Telstar 18, launched June 28, 2004 aboard a Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket, has successfully reached its in-orbit testing position at 142 degrees East longitude. During the satellite’s launch, the Zenit rocket’s upper stage shut down 54 seconds early and released the satellite into a low orbit. After the launch, engineers at Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) raised the spacecraft to its correct orbit using a series of carefully planned satellite maneuvers and thruster burns.
42 rockets have launched from Sea Launch.
Zenit 3SL – Sea Launch
Length: 4.6 m
Diameter: 0.42 m
Launch Mass: 0 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 0 kg
The Zenit 3SL was manufactured by Sea Launch with the first launch on . Zenit 3SL has 33 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 36 launches.