ILS / Roscosmos - Nimiq-6 Launch Mission poster.
May 17 to 23 hours 12 minutes Moscow time from Launch Complex 81 area businesses calculations Baikonur space industry made launch a space rocket Proton-M with the upper block (RB) the Briz-M, designed for launching into orbit telecommunications space vehicle (SV) Nimiq 6.
Launch of Nimiq-6 on Proton-M Rocket
The three stages of the Proton vehicle have performed as planned, and it is up to the Breeze M upper stage to complete the mission.
In accordance with the flight cyclogram head unit in the Republic of Belarus the Briz-M and SC Nimiq 6 cleanly separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle, followed by removal of the SC RB continued to the target orbit.
Nimiq 6 Satellite
Nimiq 6 is a Direct Broadcast Satellite built by Space Systems/Loral. The satellite has a 32 transponder Ku-Band payload providing coverage of Canada. The satellite will be located at 91.1° west longitude. This satellite will be dedicated to the provision of direct-to-home services as part of Telesat’s DTH fleet.
Original text in Russian: http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=19099
Press Service of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos PAO) / ILS / Translation: Orbiter.ch.