On September 11, 2017 at 19:23 UTC the Russian "Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket equipped with the "Briz-M” booster orbited the “Amazonas-5” telecommunication satellite. The satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, California, in according to the order of Hispasat, S.A Spanish operating company. The “Amazonas-5” will broadcast communications services to Hispasat customers in Brazil and other parts of Latin America. This launch was the 415th flight of a Proton rocket since its debut in 1965, and the third Proton mission this year.