3779046995
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.

More from this category:
Progress-to-sink
July 26, 2013

RIA Novosti – Fragments of Russia’s Progress M-18M space freighter sunk safely in the Pacific Ocean after re-entering the atmosphere on Friday, a spokesman for…

full story
8HQ7JFVf-580
February 20, 2017

On February 20, 1986, 31 years ago the first module of Mir space station was orbited by Proton booster. It was a breakthrough for Soviet…

full story
kofe_pri_kormlenii_rebenka
May 6, 2015

While on Earth coffee nerds pay their respects to this flavorous drink at special section of EXPO Universal World Exhibition opened in Milano, coffee conquers…

full story
K_IFykXOkOc
May 22, 2014

On May 22, GCTC specialists arranged for Soyuz TMA-13M main and back-up crew members Maksim Surayev, Anton Shkaplerov ( Roscosmos), Alexander Gerst, Samantha Christoforetti (…

full story
3822523
August 15, 2014

Yesterday on August 14,2014 ISS orbit was adjusted in accordance with the station flight program. According to the calculations of MCC ballistic and navigational support…

full story
Express
November 19, 2013

Express-AM5 Russian communication satellite developed and designed by Reshetnev “Information satellite systems” Company was delivered to Baikonur spaceport from where it will be launched. “The…

full story
telescope
April 22, 2014

The launch of Russian-German SPACE observatory designed to study black holes, galactic clusters and dark matter was shifted to 2017 since German specialists fail to…

full story
space-industry
July 3, 2013

Russian space industry enterprises will be consolidated in the frameworks of JSC integrated structure, – Russian Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told the journalists. Draft…

full story