Proton-M carrier rocket, American satellite Intelsat-16 launched from Baikonur

Almaty. February 12. Kazakhstan Today - Proton-M carrier rocket with the booster block Breeze-M and the American satellite Intelsat-16 were launched from the cosmodrome Baikonur today at 06.40 Astana time, the agency reports citing RosBusinessConsulting (RBC).

It is the first commercial launch of the carrier rocket Proton in 2010. Telecommunication space satellite Intelsat-16 was made by the American Company Orbital Sciences Corporation by request of the international operator of satellite communication Intelsat. The companion is planned to be used for direct telecasting on the territory of Brazil and partially Mexico and Venezuela. The period of operation of the space satellite - 16 years.