June 9, 2016

Proton-M booster with American telecommunication satellite Intelsat DLA-2 was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport today, on Thursday, June 09, at 10.10, Moscow time.

The launch was performed on the back up date, initially it was planned for Wednesday but postponed because of the problems with ground electrical equipment of the launchpad.

Intelsat DLA-2 space device was made by Space System Loral (USA) against the order of Intelsat (USA) satellite telecommunication operator. The satellite weighting more than 6 tons has 10 C-range data relay channels and 72 Ku-range transponders.

Intelsat will be inserted into geostationary earth orbit and will be providing broadcasting services for Latin America over the next 15 years.

As Roscosmos representative reported Briz-M upper stage with the satellite has already successfully separated  from the booster.

More from this category:
December 13, 2021

We are glad to announce first zero-g flight dates for the next year: April 14 and April 28. Group admission is on! Zero-g flight aboard…

full story
August 19, 2015

According to Roscosmos both main and back-up crew of new ISS mission arrived in Baikonur. “Soyuz TMA-18M main crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, ESA…

full story
April 12, 2020

On the 12th of April 1961 an extraordinary event occurred that has changed the world – the first ever human spaceflight of Yuri Gagarin laid…

full story
May 26, 2015

Kazcosmos together with the Russian party is working up a possibility of Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov flight to the ISS after British singer Sarah Brightman…

full story
May 28, 2014

Yesterday on May 27,2014 State commission on Manned Space Complex flight tests meeting took place in “Cosmonaut” complex at #17 launching pad of Baikonur spaceport….

full story
September 26, 2019

The crew of the “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft on September 26, 2019 went aboard the International Space Station. After this, the first communication session of the…

full story
November 27, 2019

At Baikonur the preparation of the “Progress MS-13” cargo ship continues for the launch under the International Space Station program, which is scheduled for December…

full story
March 12, 2015

Today on March 18 ISS-41/42 crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev and Elena Serova and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore successfully returned to the Earth onboard…

full story