The Sea Launch project is the world's first purely commercial
international venture to develop and operate a sea-based
space launch system. The main objective of this project
is to provide commercial services for launching spacecraft
(SC) from a mobile sea-based launch platform. The project
assumes that most of the SC will be launched into the geostationary
orbit from an equatorial launch site located in the Pacific
Ocean near Christmas Island.
The implementation of this project became possible after
an international Sea Launch venture was established, and
the partners and their subcontractors have completed a large
scope of research and development activities including a
first demo launch.