December 3, 2012 at 22:44 Kyiv time from a floating platform "Odyssey" (Odissey) on the equator in the Pacific Ocean successfully launched the Ukrainian-Russian carrier rocket "Zenit-3SL" with American communications satellite "Intelsat-21."
The first and second stages of the three-stage rocket "Zenit-3SL" designed by Design Bureau "Southern" and manufactured at the production association "Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant named after AM Makarov." The third stage (D-stage-SL) was designed and manufactured Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia". Korolev (Korolyov, Moscow region, Russia).
The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Oleksandr Vilkul, congratulating the teams' Southern Machine-Building Plant. M. A. Makarov "and" Southern ", said:" In 2011 and 2012, more than triple the plant increased the volume of sales: from 560 million USD in 2010 to 1.79 billion USD in 2012. total order book "Yuzhmash" until 2015 — more than 1.3 billion U.S. dollars. "
Third, in 2012 the successful launch rocket "Zenit-3SL" program "Sea Launch" (Sea Launch) is a convincing result of government support for domestic rocket.
Ukrainian-Russian missile "Zenit-3SL" into orbit spacecraft Eutelsat W5A — satellite-based Astrium Eurostar E-3000. The satellite is designed largest corporation aerospace industry in Europe by EADS. The spacecraft will be used to provide video transmission and telecommunication services in Europe, Africa, Central and South-East Asia and Australia.
President of Sea Launch AG Kjell Karlsen (Kjell Karlsen) congratulated the participants of the project "Sea Launch" (Sea Launch) on the successful launch.
Carrier rocket "Zenit-3SL" — a modern space launch vehicle into orbit, which is easy to use, fully automated processes up and running and environmental cleanliness — rocket powered by liquid oxygen and kerosene with the products of combustion — water and carbon dioxide.
This is the third start of the program "Sea Launch" (Sea Launch) in 2012. The first launch took place on June 1. Ukraine-Russian carrier rocket "Zenit-3SL" put into orbit a communications satellite Intelsat-19, which provides communication over the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and the western part of the United States. The second run carried out on August 19, with the result was put into orbit an American communications satellite "Intelsat-21", which increased the power of the data leading media and mobile companies in Latin America