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Sea Launch And Its Amazing Ocean Going Rocket Launch Site

• Scott Manley -

Sea Launch was a launch provider who offered launched to geostationary orbit from a floating launch platform in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This enabled them to deliver satellites closer to the target orbit than any of their competitors, using rockets that had been developed during the cold war.

It was a collaboration between multiple organizations and while it went well initially it eventually struggled, went bankrupt and stopped launching in 2014 after the launch vehicle became a victim of politics.