Ukrainian launch vehicle "Zenit-2SB" successfully put into orbit an Israeli communications satellite "Amos-4." This was a Sunday, September 1, the press service of the Federal Space Agency of Russia.
"In accordance with cyclogram flight spacecraft" Amos-4 "(Israel) at the estimated time separated from the upper stage" DM-SLB "and transferred to the control of the customer. Launch of the spacecraft was performed using a space rocket "Zenit-2SB" with the upper stage (RB) "DM-SLB" on September 1 at 00:05 Moscow time from the launch complex area 45 Baikonur ", — told the Russian Space Agency.
Space rocket "Zenit-2SB" is developed by CCH "South" and manufactured in Dnepropetrovsk in the Southern Machine-Building Plant.
The main differences between the rocket "Zenit-2SB" from "Zenit-2" are the new navigation system, on-board computer of a new generation and increased sustaining power.
Israeli satellite "Amos-4" belongs to the eponymous series of commercial communications satellites and is designed for broadcast television and radio, and will provide coverage of Southeast Asia and to ensure communication between East Asia and the Middle East.