Sea Launch says problems fixed : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

Long Beach, Calif.-based Sea Launch
late Tuesday said an internal review
board had fixed the glitch, updated
processes that allowed the glitch to
go undetected and briefed its customers
and insurance companies in recent weeks.

"Based on the investigation and subsequent
report, we are completely confident the
root cause was clearly identified," said
Jim Maser, Sea Launch chief engineer, who
chaired the review board.

On March 12 a rocket blasted off from Sea
Launch's mobile platform near the equator
but a communication failure caused the
destruction of the rocket and its payload
-- a satellite for ICO Global Communications
Ltd. worth over $200 million.

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-- spider (, June 22, 2000

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