Rus News Journal

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.