Russia to launch US satellite
A Russian rocket will carry a US telecommunication satellite into space Sunday.
Moscow: A Russian rocket will carry a US telecommunication satellite into space Sunday.
A Proton-M rocket carrying Intelsat-22 will lift off at 4.12 p.m. from Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan, a spokesman for Russia`s Roscosmos space agency said.
The launch is conducted under a contract concluded by International Launch Services Inc. (ILS), owned by the Khrunichev Centre, RSC Energia and US firm Space Transport Inc.
Intelsat-22 is built by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems for Intelsat Ltd., which operates the world`s most extensive satellite network, comprising over 50 satellites.
The satellite is equipped with 48 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders and will provide telecommunications services to customers in Africa, southeast Asia, and the Middle East.