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Sea Launch Project

Constituent Parts of the System


Sea-based space launching system Sea Launch consists of the following segments.

Rocket segment:

  • Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV) System (launcher - launch vehicle Zenit-2S and upper stage Block DM-SL, ground support equipment and ILV pre-launch processing and launch equipment systems);
  • a suite of automated pre-launch processing and launch systems;
  • upper stage automated flight control system;
  • measuring system.

Spacecraft segment:

  • Payload unit with spacecraft.

Marine segment:

  • Launch Platform;
  • Assembly and Command Ship.

Home port:

  • Rooms for payload unit processing;
  • Storage rooms for LV stages and upper stages.

Contractors' resources:

  • Upper Stage flight control center;
  • SC flight control center;
  • Relay satellites (TDRSS, Intelsat, etc.)

 

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