Spaceflight Now: Sea Launch Mission Report


July 28, 2000 -- Follow the countdown and flight of the Sea Launch Zenit 3SL rocket with PanAmSat's PAS-9 communications satellite. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.

The mission poster.

Flight Data File
Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Payload: PAS-9
Launch date: July 28, 2000
Launch window: 2242-2342 GMT (6:42 to 7:42 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: Equator, 154 deg. West, Pacific Ocean

Pre-launch Briefing
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of the events to occur during launch.

Ground track - A map shows the track the Zenit will follow to orbit.

Orbit trace - The orbits PAS-9 will take during the hour-long journey to space.

Rocket - A look at the Zenit 3SL rocket and Block DM-SL upper stage.

The Sea Launch vessels - Overviews of the Sea Launch Commander and Odyssey launch platform.

PAS-9 satellite - The Hughes-built craft for PanAmSat.