Proton-M Launches Intelsat-22

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Launch of Proton-M with Intelsat 22
Image Credit: ILS

A Proton-M rocket launched the Intelsat-22 communications satellite into a “super-synchronous” orbit this morning. International Launch Systems (ILS) had the contract for the launch, which occurred at 5:10 AM Phoenix time (1210 UTC) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems built the 6,199 kilogram satellite, which is expected to have a service life of 18 years.

An overview of the launch vehicle and the mission can be found at ILS here (pdf).

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