Sea Launch is a start up space company, which is having a very decisive missile launch at 1:18 Pacific Daylight Time, today.
This is being webcast, beginning at 1:03 PDT here:
Sea Launch Webcast
Although they have a "reliable" missile, their last launch had a catastrophic leak of fuel, and burned up on their launch site in a huge fireball, forcing the company into bankruptcy.
Now Sea Launch is back, better capitalized than before, and trying to launch a communications satellite into orbit. The satellite is worth millions, so it's a big opportunity for Sea Launch to get back into the business.
The interesting thing is, Sea Launch is based in Long Beach, California, but launches their missiles from a retrofitted oil drilling platform, from a point near the equator, South of Hawaii (roughly), to take advantage of the Doldrums, and the spin of the earth, at that location.
Webcast starts only 15 minutes before launch, so be there, or watch the video later!