Last Tuesday, September 18, 2007, Boeing Frequency Management Services filed for an experimental license on behalf of Sea Launch to test the next DirecTV satellite, DTV 11, at the payload processing center and in port prior to moving the launch vehicle to the equatorial launch site. This should be the first launch since the catastrophic launch failure on January 30, 2007.
Testing is scheduled between November 01, 2007 and May 01, 2007. Launch will take place shortly after testing.
Sea Launch provided the launch services for the XM satellites.
Earlier this year, Sea Launch discovered that it had failed to properly transfer licenses in 2004 when it re-incorporated. Since that time, Sea Launch employed the services of Boeing's Frequency Management Services to manage the regulatory functions.
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