Russia launches US satellite from floating padJune 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Russia has put a US communications satellite into space from a sea-based launch pad, said the country’s space agency Roscosmos Friday.
According to the mission control centre, the Zenit-2SL carrier rocket, carrying the US Intelsat 19 telecoms satellite, blasted off from the equatorial Odyssey Launch Platform in the Pacific Ocean at 9.23 a.m., Xinhua reported.
The 5,600-kg satellite carries C-band and Ku-band transponders to provide telecoms services to the Pacific region, including Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the US West Coast, local media reported.
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