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Intelsat 31/DLA-2

Proton-M Briz-M

International Launch Services

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Intelsat 31/DLA-2

Type: Communications

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

81/24 (81P)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

468 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

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

Rocket

Proton-M Briz-M

Length: 53 meters
Diameter: 7.4 meters

The Proton-M Briz-M rocket has been launched a total of 43 times with 40 successful and 3 failed launches.

Agency

International Launch Services

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ILS
Administration: Kirk Pysher
Founded: 1995

Country: USA

International Launch Services, Inc. (ILS) is a joint venture with exclusive rights to the worldwide sale of commercial Angara and Proton rocket launch services. Proton launches take place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan while Angara is planned to launch from the Plesetsk and Vostochny Cosmodromes in Russia.

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