MOSCOW, March 25 (RIA Novosti)
- Russia’s Proton-M Rocket with U.S. Intelsat-22 Set for Launch
- Russia Readies Proton-M for Intelsat-22 Launch
- Launch of Proton-M with Dutch Satellite Postponed
- Proton-M, Dutch Satellite Taken to Launch Pad
- Launch of Russian Proton-M carrier rocket postponed
Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket with a U.S. telecoms satellite was launched early on Sunday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, a spokesman for the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said.
"The spacecraft is scheduled to separate from the Briz-M booster at 7:40 am Moscow time on Monday," the spokesman added.
Intelsat-22 has been built by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems for Intelsat Ltd., which operates the world's most extensive satellite network, comprising over 50 satellites.
The satellite is equipped with 48 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders and will provide telecommunications services to customers in Africa, South-East Asia, and the Middle East.
Intelsat-22 also carries UHF payload under a $167-mln contract with the Australian Defense Ministry.
It is the 10th Intelsat satellite launched on a ILS Proton carrier rocket.
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