Subscribe to this page

EUTELSAT 3B

Mission Gallery

Sea Launch Successfully Launches the EUTELSAT 3B Spacecraft

The Zenit-3SL rocket carrying the spacecraft lifted off at 14:09:59 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Monday, May 26th (21:09:59 UTC, 23:09:59 CEST) from the launch platform, positioned at 154 degrees West longitude in the Pacific Ocean. One hour later, the Block DM-SL upper stage inserted the satellite, weighing...

More info >>

Launch Minus 1 Day Operations

On May 25th, the Sea Launch team completed the roll out and erect of the Zenit 3-SL rocket at 10:30AM PST. Throughout the day, members of the rocket segment, payload integration, and spacecraft teams performed tests on the rocket and satellite. The launch will be broadcast online starting at 1:54PM PDT (Pacific...

More info >>

Sea Launch Vessels Rendezvous

On May 20th, at 11AM PDT, the ACS caught up with LP roughly 650 miles from the launch site. Over the next three days the ships will travel in formation to the launch site. Tomorrow the ELUS team will complete launch rehearsal number three. Official L-3 day launch operations are scheduled to begin Friday.

More info >>

Sea Launch Commander Departs for the Launch Site

The Sea Launch Commander ?vessel departed the Home Port Facility in the Port of Long Beach, CA on May 15, 2014, on it way to rendezvous with the Launch Platform Odyssey.

More info >>

Launch Platform Odyssey Departs for Launch Site

The Launch Platform Odyssey Departed Sea Launch Home Port facility in Long Beach, California for its equatorial launch site at 154 West Longitude on May 11, 2014.

More info >>

Dry roll-out phase of integrated launch vehicle (ILV)

The second “dry” roll-out phase of integrated launch vehicle (ILV) processing at Home Port in support of the EUTELSAT 3B mission took place on May 9, 2014, including testing of RF links that are re-radiated between the internal fairing envelope and the external integrated launch vehicle environment.

More info >>

Transfer of Integrated Launch Vehicle

The second ILV transfer operation took place on May 6, 2014. Early in the morning of March 28, 2014, the Sea Launch Commander was re-positioned on the other side of the pier, directly in front of the Launch Platform Odyssey (LP) to transfer the integrated launch vehicle to the LP. The weather cooperated...

More info >>

Mating EUTELSAT 3B PLU with Zenit-3SL

The EUTELSAT 3B Payload Unit was mated to the Zenit-3SL rocket on March 25, 2014.  After transfer to the Sea Launch Commander, EUTELSAT 3B was mechanically and electrically mated with the fully assembled Zenit-3SL.          

More info >>

EUTELSAT 3B Payload Unit Rollout

The second Payload Unit rollout operation took place on May 3, 2014.  The EUTELSAT 3B Payload Unit consists of the spacecraft integrated with the payload accommodations -including the spacecraft adapter, interface skirt, payload fairing and flight avionics and instrumentation.  It rolled out of the...

More info >>

EUTELSAT 3B Spacecraft Arrives at Long Beach Airport

The EUTELSAT 3B communications satellite departed from the Toulouse, France manufacturing facilities of Airbus Defence and Space on February 17th and arrived at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) on-board an Antonov An-124 cargo aircraft February 18, 2014.

More info >>

EUTELSAT 3B Winning Poster Installation

EUTELSAT 3B Winning Poster Installation Video/Media...

More info >>

Sea Trials

In preparation for the upcoming launch of the EUTELSAT 3B satellite, the Sea Launch vessels departed Home Port within the Port of Long Beach harbor for three days of operational sea trials. The Launch Platform Odyssey and the Sea Launch Commander departed on January 21, 2014 and returned...

More info >>

The Ocean Force transport vessel carrying the Zenit-2S launch vehicle designated for EUTELSAT 3B

The Ocean Force sea-based transport vessel carrying the Zenit-2S launch vehicle designated for EUTELSAT 3B departed the port at Oktyabrsky, Ukraine on December 23rd , 2013 and is scheduled to arrive pier-side at Sea Launch’s Home Port facility in Long Beach, California.

More info >>

Loading EUTELSAT 3B LV at Port of Oktyabrsky

Loading of the Zenit-2S launch vehicle designated for EUTELSAT 3B at Oktyabrsky, Ukraine begins on December 17th.

More info >>

 
Instagram
 
© COPYRIGHT 2013-2015 SEA LAUNCH SA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.