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MOSCOW April 15 (Itar-Tass) - The Briz-M booster with the Canadian satellite Anik G1 has separated from the Proton-M carrier rocket launched from Baikonur on Monday, April 15.
“Nine minutes after the liftoff, at 22:46 Moscow time, the booster separated from the carrier rocket and continued to carry the satellite to the designated orbit in accordance with the flight sequence,” the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) told ITAR-TASS.
“The satellite is scheduled to be placed in the designated orbit at 07:49 Moscow time on April 16,” Roscosmos said.
The Proton-M carrier rocket with the Canadian satellite blasted off from Baikonur at 22:36 Moscow time.
“The launch was carried out successfully at 22:36 Moscow time from Launching Site No. 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome,” the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) told ITAR-TASS.
The satellite belongs to Telesat Canada and was created and built by Space Systems Loral to operate for 15 years. It will provide telecommunication services in three geographical areas: South America, Canada and the United States, and a part of the Pacific Ocean.