Lifting off at 21:05 UTC from the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch complex in French Guiana Ariane 5 ECA launcher has successfully deployed the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites after 33-minute mission. It was the 66th flight of an Ariane 5 and the 210th launch of a European-built Ariane family vehicle, maintaining Arianespace’s sustained mission pace in 2012.
A Proton M integrated launch vehicle (ILV) has successfully lunched the Loutch 5B and Yamal 300K satellites from the Baikonur Kazakhstan cosmodrome. This was the ninth Proton flight of the year and the 381st Proton launch overall .
Intelsat S.A. announced today that ILS Proton/Breeze-M vehicle has successfully launched the Intelsat 23 satellite. The liftoff occurred at 4:37 a.m. EDT (2:37 p.m. local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and after 9 hours and 30 minutes mission the satellite was separated from the rocket’s upper stage.
Ariane-5 ECA launcher successfully delivered ASTRA 2F and GSAT 10 communications satellites into the geostationary transfer orbit from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It was the 5th successfull launch of Ariane-5 of Y2012 with 2 more mission planned till the end of this year.
The Sea-Launch Zenit-3SL vehicle launched from a mobile platform in the equatorial Pacific Ocean at 2:55 a.m. EDT on Aug 18 (06:55 GMT on Aug 19) has successfully delivered the Intelsat 21 satellite to a the destination orbit after 30-minutes mission. Satellite signal was acquired at 3:52 a.m. EDT.