Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

Zenit

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Director: Alexander Degtyarev Founded: 1951 Successes: 22 Failures: 2 Pending: 1

Yuzhnoye Design Office, located in Dnipro, Ukraine, is a designer of satellites and rockets, and formerly of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) established by Mikhail Yangel in 1951. The Zenit launch vehicle currently launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome but also used to launch from an ocean platform, Odyssey.

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Launch Vehicle


Zenit

Configuration: 3SL
Family: Zenith

Vehicle Specifications


Zenit 3SL
GTO: 0
LEO: 0
Length: 4.6 m
Diameter: 0.42 m
Launch Mass: 0k kg
Thurst: 45 kN

Communications


Sea Launch successfully delivered Intelsat's Galaxy 19 satellite to orbit on September 24, 2008, in a flawless mission. The first signal from the satellite was acquired at the Hartebeesthoek ground station immediately after spacecraft separation. Weighing 4,690 kg (10,340 lbs), this high-power C-band and Ku-band satellite will provide communications services to customers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean islands.

Launch Window


NET: April 20th 2009 - 08:16 UTC

Open: April 20th 2009 - 08:16 UTC

Close: April 20th 2009 - 08:16 UTC

Watch the Launch



Sea Launch

Launch Platform Odyssey, Pacific