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Land Launch - Payload Launch Providers

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Originally formed as a subsidiary of Sea Launch, Land Launch uses Zenit rockets to perform commercial satellite launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Following the bankruptcy of Sea Launch in 2009, launch operations were taken over by Russian company Space International Services.

Land launch performed it first successful launch with a Zenit-3SLB vehicle on April 28th, 2008, when it placed the AMOS-3 satellite into a geosynchronous orbit, with a second successful launch soon after in 2009, when the Telstar 11N mission was conducted.

The major difference between Land Launch and its predecessor, Sea Launch, is that land Launch uses an upgraded version of the Zenit-3SLB, with a smaller and thus lighter payload fairing, which makes it possible to place smaller payloads directly into geosynchronous orbits, instead of “storing” payloads in parking, or transfer orbits.

Land Launch operates from Site 45/1 at Baikonur Cosmodrome.