Rocket «proton-M» into orbit of the Chinese satellite AsiaSat-9

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotomonster of the carrier rocket proton-M Archival photoRocket «proton-M» into orbit of the Chinese satellite AsiaSat-9© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Chinese telecommunications satellite AsiaSat-9 separated from the upper stage «breeze-M» and launched into orbit, told RIA Novosti the representative of Roscosmos state Corporation.

«Is the separation of the spacecraft from the upper stage», — said the Agency interlocutor.

The contract for the use of the carrier rocket «proton-M» with the upper stage «breeze-M» to launch AsiaSat-9 concluded Russian-American company ILS — International Launch Services Inc., having exclusive rights to marketing the proton. Starting with the SPACECRAFT AsiaSat-9 became the 96th launch of the carrier rocket «proton» in the framework of contracts concluded ILS.

AsiaSat-9 — geostationary telecommunications satellites high power, it will replace launched in 2003, the satellite AsiaSat-4 in the orbital position of 122 degrees East and will provide television broadcasting and telecommunications services throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite, weighing 6 thousand 140 pounds set at 28 transponders C-band and 32 transponders in Ku-band, as well as regional module Ka-band.

Unlike its predecessor, the new satellite has three additional coverage for Myanmar, Indonesia and Mongolia.