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The Proton-M put into orbit U.S. communication satellite. / March 22, 2010 /

Russia carrier rocket Proton-M ", launched on Saturday, March 20, withdrew from the Baikonur cosmodrome to a target orbit an American communications satellite EchoStar-14, ITAR-Tass on Sunday morning, March 21.

The Federal Space Agency clarified that the satellite separated from the upper block «Breeze-M» at 06:37 Moscow time. «Upper Block» Briz-M ’due to its inclusion of five engines brought the camera at the target Geostationary transfer orbit with an apogee of about 36 thousand kilometers «- quoted by Interfax» the representative of the Khrunichev Space Center.

To date, launched into Geostationary transfer orbit and transmitted to the management of customer specified in the center.

Placed in orbit vehicle was made by order of the American satellite operator EchoStar. The satellite will transmit high-definition television signal, the term of his work in orbit should reach 15 years.

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