From Baikonur launch rocket Zenit-2SB with American communications satellite


On October 6, 01.00.02 MSK with the 45th site Baikonur Cosmodrome launch vehicle launched "Zenit-2SB" with the upper stage "DM-SLB" and the telecommunications spacecraft, "Intelsat-18."

Launch of a space rocket "Zenit-2SB" with the upper stage "DM-SLB" was held as usual. Spacecraft "Intelsat-18" was separated from the upper stage "DM-SLB" and was referred to the management of the customer.

Spacecraft "Intelsat-18" — telecommunications satellite C and Ku-bands for the provision of data services and video on the territory of North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. Earlier launch scheduled for Wednesday morning, October 5, but at the request of Intelsat launch was postponed.

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