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Sea Launch Lofts Spaceway Bird For DIRECTV

Sea Launch put a 13,376 pound DirecTV bird in orbit yesterday, breaking the previous record by 238 pounds. It was set just over a month ago by an Atlas V.

This launch vehicle was a Zenit-3SL (yeah, I’d never heard of it either) and gets extra points since it was launched from a floating platform out in the ocean.

A DirecTV launch from 1999

Murdoc is a DirecTV subscriber. Bring on more channels!