Shortly after launch, the head space unit as part of the Briz-M upper stage and the Spanish telecommunications satellite Amazonas-5 separated from the third stage of the Proton-M launch vehicle.
The separation of the upper stage with the satellite took place. It is expected that the separation of the spacecraft from the Briz-M upper stage will take place approximately on 7.35 Moscow time already on September 12.
- Said the representative of Roscosmos.
It is assumed that the spacecraft will be launched into a geostationary orbit at an altitude of 36 thousand km.
The satellite launched into space was released by Space Systems Loral (USA) by order of Hispasat (Spain). It is designed to provide services in the field of television, corporate networks and telephone communications in South and Central America.
The launch agreement was signed with International Launch Services Inc. (ILS, Reston, USA), promoting "Proton" on the foreign market and being a subsidiary of the Khrunichev Center - developer and manufacturer of Proton carriers and Briz-M booster blocks. Start-up insurance is provided by SOGAZ. It concerns the Proton-M launch vehicle, the Breeze-M upper stage, the head fairing, the transition system for launching the spacecraft and the satellite itself.