From Baikonur the rocket " started; the Proton - M the commercial start of " carrier rocket first in 2010 on February, 12th is carried out; the Proton - M from the cosmodrome Baikonur. The rocket puts into orbit the American communication satellite Intelsat 16.
Start is carried out at 03:39 Moscow time, an estimated time of branch of space vehicles from razgonnogo the block the Breeze - M - at 13:14 Moscow time - has informed RIA News the representative of Russian Space Department. The general duration of deducing from the start moment the Proton to space vehicle branch will make 34460 with (9 ch 34 minutes 20). Intelsat 16 - the newest telecommunication companion created by company Orbital for American operator Intelsat, one of leading providers of the fixed satellite communication. The contract on start with rocket use the Proton - M have concluded the American satellite operator Intelsat and company International Launch Services Inc. The owner of a controlling interest in ILS is State space scientifically - the industrial centre of Hrunicheva, the developer and the manufacturer of " carrier rocket; the Proton and razgonnogo the block the Breeze - M . Start of space vehicle Intelsat 16 became also the second rocket firing the Proton in 2010 and 353 - m start in its flight history.