Proton
April 16, 2013

RIA Novosti – A Russian Proton-M carrier rocket delivered a Canadian telecommunications satellite, Anik-G1, into orbit on Tuesday, a spokesman for Russia’s space agency said.

The rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 22:36 Moscow time.

“The foreign satellite separated from the Briz-M at the designated time and control over the satellite has been passed to the client [the Canadian Telesat],” a spokesman for the Russian Federal Space Agency said.

Anik-G1 was built by US company Space Systems/Loral for the Canadian Telesat. It will provide telecommunications services in South America, Canada, the United States and Pacific. The spacecraft has the life span of 15 years.

comments

More from this category:
971675579
July 17, 2014

According to NASA private American cargo vehicle Cygnus successfully docked with the harmony module with the help of manipulator. Using Canadian manipulator Canadarm the astronauts…

full story
launch_arbitr
November 18, 2013

About 50 space devices are to be set into the low earth orbit by Russian boosters in the nearest 1,5 months. “We’ve planned 3 launches…

full story
911-500x331
June 25, 2014

Angara-1.2PP booster will be rolled-out to the launchpad of Plesetsk spaceport (Arkhangelsk region) today, on June 25.  The decision was taken by State Commission meeting…

full story
934472331
April 15, 2015

Space industry specialists go on working in accordance with the ISS flight schedule. On April 14, 2015 in the integration building of #254 launchpad RSC…

full story
1052611229
April 24, 2015

Roscosmos plans 10 launches from vostochny spaceport for 2025, – as stated in Russian Federal Space Program draft for 2016-2025. In 2018 cargo vehicle Progress-MS…

full story
Sarah-Brightman
December 16, 2013

British singer Sarah Brightman who is a potential space tourist may pass one more medical check in Russia late 2014 since her flight to the…

full story
448114946
June 16, 2014

Soyuz-2.1b booster with Glonass-M space device was successfully launched from Plesetsk spaceport in Arkhangelsk region on June 14, 2014, – reported representative of  Russian Ministry…

full story
SHL_2456
June 21, 2016

Hero of Russian Federation Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka who has taken part in 5 space missions celebrates his Birthday today, on June 21. His first spaceflight…

full story