Sea Launch launches satellites from a modified oil rig off the coast of California. They’re currently the cheapest way into space.
They put out a precisely worded press release yesturday:
“The Sea Launch Zenit-3SL vehicle, carrying the NSS-8 satellite, experienced an anomaly January 30 during launch operations. All personnel are safe and accounted for. Sea Launch will establish a Failure Review Oversight Board to determine the root cause of this anomaly.”
Remember the oil rig? It looks like this:
Here’s a picature of the rig taken during the “anomaly”:
What other anomalies have you recently experienced?