LOS ANGELES, August 19 (Itar-Tass) — Intelsat-21 communication satellite, which was put into the Earth’s geosynchronous orbit earlier on Sunday, gave the first signal proving all systems are working properly.
The launch of Zenit-3SL Booster was made on Sunday at 10:55 Moscow from the Sea Launch’s Odyssey mobile pad in the Pacific Ocean. All stages of the flight followed the planned schedule.
The launch and putting into the orbit of the satellite were successful and professional, Sea Launch Company, based in Long Beach /California/ said. It was the 30th successful launch under the Sea Launch programme.