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Sea Launch Project

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THURAYA Launch


CHRONOLOGY OF ACTIVITIES

August 12 - September 19, 2000

Upper Stage electropneumatic tests.

September 19-21, 2000

Upper Stage loading with high-boiling propellant components.

August 5 - September 20, 2000

LV processing.

September 20 - October 2, 2000

ILV assembly.

October 2-3, 2000

ILV transfer from ACS to LP. ILV tests on LP under the Dry Roll-Out program.

October 4-15, 2000

ACS/LP transit to the launch site.

October 15-20, 2000

Pre-launch processing.

October 21, 2000

At 9:52 A.M. Moscow Time (October 20 at 10:52 P.M. Pacific Time) is carried out the fifth launch under the Sea Launch program.

LAUNCH RESULTS

The Thuraya is placed into the calculated geosynchronous transfer orbit:

Perigee altitude,
km
Apogee altitude,
km
Inclination,
deg.
214
35786
6,3

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