April 16 at 07 h 49 min. Moscow time, according to cyclogram flight spacecraft (SC) "Anik-x1" separated from the upper stage (RB) "Breeze-M". Spacecraft into orbit and transmitted to the control of the customer launch.
Start Launch Vehicle (ILV) "Proton-M" with the upper stage "Breeze-M" (production — Khrunichev. Khrunichev) intended for breeding of this satellite, made the day before in 22 hours 36 minutes. Moscow time from the launch complex area 200 Baikonur calculations of rocket launchers and space industry. After the separation of the main unit of the third stage of the launch vehicle to further elimination of the spacecraft into orbit was performed by the operation of the propulsion system booster.
Spacecraft "Anik-x1" created by "Space Systems Loral," commissioned by the satellite operator "Telesat Canada" and is designed to provide direct television broadcasting.