National Geographic: Megastructure: Sea Launch

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National Geographic: Megastructure: Sea Launch

Postby <insert> on Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:19 pm

Sea Launch

Science, Technology Documentary narrated by Tom Goodman-Hill and published by National Geographic broadcasted as part of Megastructures series in 2008 - English narration



The two giant ships of Sea Launch, a NASA-like mission control and a launch pad floating on the ocean, form part of an outrageously expensive, multi-national venture for blasting commercial satellites into space. It's a story of spectacular engineering successes, and a couple of costly failed launches.

A satellite delivered by a rocket that is launched from the earth’s equator instead of any other place, can have its lifespan extended for as much as 3 years. This would mean huge savings for the companies that own these satellites. Thus the Sea Launch was constructed. The Sea Launch is made up of 2 megastructures, a floating launch pad called the Odyssey and a shipping vessel called the Commander. The episode gives a brief history of the construction, the successes and the failures of the Sea Launch.


Technical Specs

* Filesize.....: 365,365,248 bytes
* Runtime......: 49:59.960 (74999 frames)
* Video Codec..: XviD 1.0.3
* Video Bitrate: 841 kbps
* Aspect Ratio.: 608x352
* Framerate....: 25.000 fps
* B-VOP/NVOP...: B-VOP /
* QPel/GMC.....: /
* Audio Codec..: 0x0055 MPEG-1 Layer 3
* Audio Bitrate: 130kbps 2ch VBR 48000Hz
* Language.....: English
* Subtitles....: None


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* The Satellite Story
* HIIA Space Rocket
* Space Travel
* Space Tourists

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4) Usenet Links (upload dated approx 1 march 2008)

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