Proton-M Briz-M
Intelsat 31/DLA-2

Proton-M Briz-M | Intelsat 31/DLA-2

International Launch Services launch of a Proton-M/Briz-M Rocket

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International Launch Services was scheduled to launch a Proton-M/Briz-M rocket as part of the Intelsat 31/DLA-2 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Jun 9th, 2016, 3:10 AM EDT from 81/24 (81P), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Proton-M/Briz-M and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Intelsat 31/DLA-2

Also known as DLA-2, Intelsat 31 is a 6300kg geostationary communications satellite built on the SSL 1300 platform. Co-located at 95 degrees west with Galaxy 3C and Intelsat 30 (DLA-1), the craft will provide services to Latin America. The satellite is equipped with 10 C and 72 Ku-band transponders, with the majority being used by DirectTV for their DTH service. Powered by 2 solar arrays the satellite is expected to remain operational for 15 years.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

81/24 (81P), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M Briz-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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