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Russia has started the companion from the floating cosmodrome

the Carrier rocket Zenith - 3SL started today from floating launcher Odyssey in equatorial area of Pacific ocean within the limits of the project Sea start (Sea Launch), has successfully put into orbit telecommunication companion Intelsat 19, have informed in it is rocket - space corporation Energy .
At 09:23 Moscow time from equatorial area of Pacific ocean start " has been carried out; - the interlocutor of agency has told.
start translation could be observed in a hall of management of corporation flights. Over start the command of experts placed on a command vessel in immediate proximity from a starting platform supervised.
companion Intelsat - 19 is made in the USA by company Space Systems Loral by request of communications service provider Intelsat. It will provide a satellite announcement in Australia.
we Will notice that else in February of this year the head of federal space agency Russian Space Department Vladimir Popovkin mentioned that together with RKK Energy the agency plans to restore a demand Sea start .
Last start which has been carried out during the project, has been made on September, 25th last year - then from the floating cosmodrome have started companion Atlantic Bird 7. In total within the limits of the project it has been made more than 30 starts.