Blagovest heads skywards
The Blagovest telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company, was launched on August 17, 2017.
The Blagovest №11 took off at 01:07 Moscow time from the Baikonur cosmodrome atop a Proton-M launcher. Nine minutes into the flight the fairing enclosing the Breeze-M upper stage and the Blagovest satellite successfully separated from the launch vehicle. Now the satellite with the help of the upper stage is continuing its journey to the intended orbit.
The Blagovest №11will orbit the Earth on the geostationary orbit 36 000 kilometers above the equator. The satellite was built by ISS-Reshetnev Company to provide high-speed internet access, data communications, telephony and videoconferencing services.