On March 25, 2012 at 12:10 UTC the «Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket equipped the "Briz-M” booster orbited the American "Intelsat-22” communication satellite.
In according to a mission profile, Intelsat-22 was injected to a super-synchronous separation orbit with a 65000 km apogee altitude.
The contract for this Proton launch was signed by the joint Russia/USA company, International Launch Services Inc. (ILS). For ILS it was the 71th commercial Proton launch. Intelsat-22 was built by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems for Intelsat Ltd., which operates the world's most extensive satellite network, comprising over 50 satellites.
The satellite will provide telecommunications services to customers in Africa
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