Launched from a floating launch platform "Odyssey" (Odissey) in the Pacific Ocean as part of the project "Sea Launch" (Sea Launch) carrier rocket "Zenit-3SL" orbited American communications satellite "Intelsat-21" (Intelsat-21) told RIA Novosti the RSC "Energia".
"The spacecraft at the estimated time separated from the Block DM-SL rocket" Zenit-3SL ", — said the source.
President and General Designer of RSC "Energia" Vitaly Lopota said that when you run the satellite Intelsat-21 world record was set by injection accuracy of the spacecraft into orbit,
Launch of the spacecraft Intelsat-21 for various reasons
The commissioning of the satellite communications made on the basis of platform 702MR by Boeing Satellite Systems Inc., Will increase the transmission power for one of the most popular areas of multimedia broadcasting in Latin America.
As a result of a rocket launch brought the spacecraft weighing 5.98 kilograms of thousands into geosynchronous transfer orbit, where it will later be transferred to the point of standing on the target orbit.
Intelsat-21 will be at a point with coordinates 302 degrees east longitude. It will replace the spacecraft Intelsat-9, and will serve the operators of direct satellite and cable television.
International Consortium "Sea Launch" (Sea Launch) was established in 1995. After the reorganization in 2010, the headquarters — Apartment Company is located in Bern (Switzerland).
The company Sea Launch AG provides the community with communication satellite operators launch services using the launch pad at the base of the carrier rocket "Zenit". The offer includes a full range of launch services, including enforcement of schedule start-up financing, optimization of risks, the decision of insurance issues and provision of productive contractual solutions to meet the changing needs of the market for commercial launches.