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Russian Proton-M With US Intelsat Satellite Launched From Baikonur

Sputnik News

10:36 09.06.2016(updated 10:46 09.06.2016)

The Russian Proton-M rocket carrying a US Intelsat DLA-2 satellite was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday, a Roscosmos spokesman said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The launch was initially set to take place on Wednesday but was postponed for technical reasons.

"The Proton launch took place at the estimated time, 10:10 MSK [07:10 GMT]," the spokesman told RIA Novosti.

The satellite and a Briz-M upper stage have now separated from the Proton carrier.


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