Sea Launch Concepts

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From Missiles And Rockets 9th January 1961.
 

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Then a guy came and said "Seagoing-launch-pad" is way to long to pronounce. Repeat after me "Sea Launch" ;D
 

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Ha! ;D
 

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this is what can happen at sea launch sites :p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMG2SBwIcrM

it's good that these designs follow a minimalist scheme , basically floating giant tables.
 

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Still looks impressive - Douglas Ithacus troop carrier launch from CVN.
From Bono/Gatland 'Frontiers Of Space'
 

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I remember Harland & Wolff in Belfast touting a satellite launching ship sometime in the 90's - but no info on the web. :'(

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starviking said:
I remember Harland & Wolff in Belfast touting a satellite launching ship sometime in the 90's - but no info on the web. :'(

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It was likely based on this late '80s project:

It is planned to build a special vessel with launcher for
launching satellites using Atlas, Titan and Delta rockets
(within the scope of the SDI program). The prime
contractor is the British firm of CSI North Venture.
Construction will begin in 1988 at the Harland & Wolff
yard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The vessel's displacement
is 500,000 tons and she is over 400 m long. When
rockets are launched the vessel is fixed using bow and
stern anchors or hydraulic checking devices, or by filling
ballast tanks and grounding (the specific method has not
yet been chosen). It is planned to launch rockets from
coastal waters of islands situated near the equator. The
principal users of the vessel will be the American firms
McDonnell Douglas, Martin Marietta and General Electric.

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a347474.pdf
 

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this is what can happen at sea launch sites :p
it's good that these designs follow a minimalist scheme , basically floating giant tables.


...Anyone know if Sea Launch ever released footage of the pad after they did their quick cut-to-slide?
 

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we got also that topic in naval projects

US Satellite Launching Ship
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3534.msg29934.html#msg29934

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