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Atlas Launches Echostar VI Satellite.
July 14, 2000
A quick note...
Okay, other than this note, I'll send a final reminder about the eclipse at some point Saturday evening (PST). If you see a mention about the eclipse coverage in any newspaper or television, please let me know - I would really appreciate it.
With 15 cameras now trained on the moon, including a new one from Antarctica, I defy Mother nature to cloud us *allout. (wild threats to Mother nature by Fraser Cain are not supported by the rest of the astrocam operators, who politely request clear skies).
Remember to watch the eclipse live Sunday morning at 1157 GMT:
Comet Linear Gets Brighter
Sea Launch Gets Underway for Launch Number 4
Atlas Launches Echostar VI Satellite
COMET LINEAR GETS BRIGHTER
Although all eyes will be on the lunar eclipse this Sunday, dim Comet Linear will also be visible in the night sky - the best views will happen in the next few days, with its brightest point on July 23rd. As it crosses into the constellation of Perseus, the Comet will probably be barely visible with the naked eye. Comet Linear was discovered by the automated Linear (Lincoln Laboratory Near Earth asteroid Research) sky survey based in New Mexico.
SEA LAUNCH GETS UNDERWAY FOR LAUNCH NUMBER 4
In preparation for an upcoming July 28th launch of a PAS-9 satellite, the Sea Launch platform departed today from its home port in Long Beach, California. The Odyssey Launch Platform and its Sea Launch Commander support vessel will travel 4,800 kilometers to the equator where they will launch the satellite atop a Russian Zenit-3SL rocket. This launch is critical to Sea Launch's continued success after a launch failure back in March.
ATLAS LAUNCHES ECHOSTAR VI SATELLITE
An Atlas II rocket roared up from Cape Canaveral this morning, carrying an EchoStar VI television satellite. There were no delays - the rocket launched as planned at 1:21am EDT. The cost of the satellite and launch is $250 million USD.
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