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February 2, 2015

At 15.31, Moscow time, February 01, 2015, rocket and space industry launching crews of Baikonur spaceport successfully launched Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage and inmarsat-5F2 space device from #200 launchpad of Baikonur.

At 07.02, Moscow time, February 02, 2015 Inmarsat-5F2 telecommunication space device separated from Briz-M upper stage on the target orbit with ordering party taking control over it.

Inmarsat-5F2 is the second Inmarsat satellite of 5th generation (I-5) designed to provide telecommunication services for the territories of North and South America and the Atlantic. The first I-5 satellite was successfully launched by Proton-M booster in December 2013. The device is manufactured by Boeing Satellite Systems Company ( USA) on the order of British satellite communication operator Inmarsat.

The contract for the launch of Inmarsat-5F2 satellite with initial weight amounting to 6 tons with the help of Proton-M was concluded by Russian-American ILS Enterprise (International Launch Services Inc., Reston, USA). The controlling shareholder of the enterprise is Khrunichev Space Centre being the designer and manufacturer of Proton booster, Briz-M upper stage and Angara space complex.

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