Russia launched a U.S. satellite from floating pad.
On June 01, 2012 at 05:22 UTC the "Zenit-3SL” rocket-carrier was launched from the equatorial "Odyssey” Launch Platform in the Pacific Ocean. The rocket equipped with the "DM-SL” booster orbited the US "Intelsat-19” telecommunication satellite.
The satellite will provide telecoms services to the Pacific region, including Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and U.S. West Coast. Intelsat 19 is based on Space System/Loral platform with a designed life span of over 15 years.
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