Sea Launch AG is a Bern, Switzerland based company which provides heavy-lift launch services based on the highly-proven and reliable Zenit-3SL launch system. The Sea Launch system offers the most direct and cost-effective route to geostationary orbit for commercial communications satellites with fewer staging events. The Sea Launch Zenit-3SL service is being offered under the leadership of RSC Energia of Moscow, Russian Federation – one of the world’s leading space integration companies and manufacturers of the Block-DM-SL upper stage used on Sea Launch.
Sea Launch engineers optimize the flight task profile to each customer’s spacecraft in order to optimize the on-orbit maneuvering lifetime. All spacecraft are processed in its secure U.S.-based payload processing facility located in Long Beach, California and launched in international waters from the ocean-based Odyssey launch platform directly on the equator at 154 West longitude. The Zenit-3SL/SLB has flown 34 missions, providing diversity of supply, affordability and flexibility for the industry’s satellite operators.