"The blastoff took place at 03:39 Moscow time [00:39 GMT], estimated separation time of the Briz-M booster is 13:14 Moscow time [10:14 GMT]"© RIA Novosti. Sergey Kazak
Russia successfully launched the Proton-M carrier rocket with a U.S. telecommunications satellite Intelsat-16 on Friday, a spokesman for Russia's space agency said.
The launch from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan is Russia's first commercial launch this year.
"The liftoff took place at 03:39 Moscow time [00:39 GMT], estimated separation time of the Briz-M booster is 13:14 Moscow time [10:14 GMT]," the source said.
The Intelsat-16 satellite was developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation for the Intelsat Ltd., a leading provider of satellite services worldwide. It is equipped with 24 transponders and will provide telecommunications services to customers in Brazil and Mexico.
Intelsat Ltd. operates the world's most extensive satellite network, comprising over 50 satellites.
MOSCOW, February 12 (RIA Novosti)
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