Intelsat's Galaxy 19 communications satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral, will provide coverage in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico.
Galaxy 19 is the fifth satellite Sea Launch has sent into orbit this year, and the 29th overall.
The Sea Launch consortium, established in 1995, is owned by Boeing, Norway's Kvaerner ASA, Ukraine's Yuzhnoye design bureau and Yuzhmash production association, as well as Russia's RSC-Energia. It is the only company that launches from the Equator, which allows rockets to carry heavier payloads than from other latitudes.
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Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 11th meeting. The plenary session summed up the club’s work over the previous three days, which concentrated on analysing the factors eroding the current system of institutions and norms of international law.