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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sea Launch Explosion on Video

The unsuccessful launch of the NSS-8 spacecraft on January 30 by a Sea Launch Zenit-3SL is now on YouTube to view. In the video of the launch, the launch platform appears to be enveloped in smoke – just as the picture goes blank.

A preliminary assessment of the Odyssey Launch Platform indicates that, while it has sustained limited damage, the integrity and functionality of essential marine, communications and crew support systems remains intact. The vessel is operating on its own power and is currently manned by the full marine crew, according to Sea Launch.

1 comment:

Darnell Clayton said...

Chilling.

It's a good thing nobody was on board when that rocket exploded (as it would not benefit anyone in the industry, whether public or private).

Thanks for providing a link to the video.