Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Sea Launch Shows Profitability of Commercial Market

Those still refusing to believe there is much to the commercial space launch market need look no further than Sea Launch for proof of concept.

Partially owned by Boeing, this floating private commercial launch base has been operating successfully for five years with a full slate of launches planned for 2006. Amazingly the place went from idea to functioning launch site in just five years, and has far out-performed expectations.

The Zenit-3SL launch vehicle they use now has a proven track record, meaning more customers lining up for low-cost (by today's standards), low-hassle commercial launches at a sea-based location offering the most direct route to geostationary orbit.

And unlike many other American companies, they're hiring....

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