Sea Launch postpones Eutelsat 3B mission

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Sea Launch AG has postponed the planned April 15 launch of a communications satellite for France-based Eutelsat because of damage that occurred during movement of the integrated launch vehicle at the company’s homeport in Long Beach, Calif.

The company said Monday that a decision was made to de-mate the payload from the upper stage to resolve the issue, establish the root cause and perform other checks.

Sea Launch said the Eutelsat 3B satellite was not powered on at the time and was unaffected.

A new launch date was not immediately announced.

The company’s novel launch system employs a self-propelled oceangoing launch pad and a command ship that travel from California to the equator, where its rockets carry satellites into orbit. The system’s successful maiden launch occurred on March 27, 1999.

More in Herald Business Journal

Boeing marks the start of 777X production at Paine Field

The new jetliner combines “the best of the 777 and the best of the 787.” Test flights begin in 2019.

Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

Forty-three U.S. states, D.C., Puerto Rico, three Mexican states and six Canadian provinces want HQ2.

Amazon leases a southwest Everett warehouse for deliveries

The Seaway Center building is not as big as one of the company’s more typical fulfillment centers.

Health-care consumers need to take the lead, so get smart

David Russian, CEO of Western Washington Medical Group, writes our third essay about fixing health care.

JCPenney partners with EvCC, WSU to assist students

Earlier this month, JCPenney partnered with the Career Service Centers at Everett… Continue reading

Re/Max Elite adds two agents in Lynnwood

Jenelle Dent and Lori DaSilva have joined Re/Max Elite as agents at… Continue reading

Register for Marysville Tulalip Business Before Hours event

The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business Before… Continue reading

Wells Fargo donates $2,500 to Edmonds Center for the Arts

Edmonds Center for the Arts has received a grant of $2,500 from… Continue reading

More business, more competition for Everett kidney dialysis center

Nonprofit Puget Sound Kidney Centers sees large for-profit competitors enter state market.

Most Read