Russian launch vehicle puts U.S. satellite into parking orbit

It was reported earlier that the launch postponed due to technical issues

A Russian Proton-M launch vehicle has put the U.S. telecommunications satellite Intelsat 31 (Intelsat DLA-2) and a Briz-M upper stage into a parking orbit, Roscosmos told Interfax on June 9.

"The upper unit consisting of an upper stage and the spacecraft separated from the third stage of the Proton-M launch vehicle at 10:20 a.m. Moscow time," a Roscosmos spokesperson said.

The Proton-M coupled with the upper stage and carrying the satellite lifted off from the Baikonur space center at 10:10 a.m. Moscow time on June 9.

It was reported earlier that the launch had been postponed from June 8 to June 9 due to technical issues.

All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

More exciting stories and videos on Russia Beyond's Facebook page

This website uses cookies. Click here to find out more.

Accept cookies