Carrier rocket Proton-M, booster block Breeze-M, space satellite DirecTV-10 launched from cosmodrome Baikonur
Baikonur. July 9. Kazakhstan Today - Carrier rocket Proton-M with booster block Breeze-M and space satellite DirecTV-10 were launched from cosmodrome Baikonur, Baikonur Space Center press service informed the agency. According to the press-service, the launch of carrier rocket Proton from platform №200 was been made at precisely scheduled time at 7.16. a.m. by Astana time and was carried out in a regular mode. Space satellite DirecTV-10 belongs to the American company DirecTV - the largest operator of satellite TV on the territory of the USA. Satellite DirecTV-10 - the heaviest communication satellite in the world, its weight is about 6 tons, scope of solar panels is more than 48 meters, consists of 32 active and 12 reserve transponders of high capacity. DirecTV-10 will join a satellite group of 9 satellites on near-earth orbit and is intended for 15 years of operation for translation of digital TV with absolution of high clearness in format HDTV (High Definition Television) through cable and national networks on the territory of the USA, in Alaska and Hawaii islands.
Resourse: Kazakhstan Today