(fwd) Ocean-Going Mobile Space Port

Sue J. Worden (worden@uts.cc.utexas.edu)
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:58:37 -0600 (CST)

> In a test launch that is expected to provide the "proof of the system," the
> Sea Launch Company of Long Beach, California will in a few weeks send to sea
> a self-propelled platform and accompanying command ship that will carry a
> 10,000-pound dummy version of a telecom satellite into space from equatorial
> waters 1,400 miles south of Hawaii.  The project is intended to offer
> communications and space companies greater speed and flexibility in
> launching satellites.  (San Jose Mercury News 10 Mar 99)

I have been unable to locate the complete article in the online San Jose
Mercury News or any other recent mention of this by other news services.

--Sue Worden (worden@uts.cc.utexas.edu)