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Russian “Proton” rocket orbited a telecoms satellite.
On June 3, 2013 at 09:18 UTC the Russian "Proton-M” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The rocket equipped with the "Briz-M” booster orbited the SES-6 telecommunications satellite. The SES-6 is built by Astrium for global satellite operator SES World Skies and has a service life of 15 years. The 6100 kg satellite will deliver the next generation broadcast services, including HD video distribution and mobile services, to customers in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Atlantic Ocean. It was the 4th launch of a "Proton” rocket in 2013 and the 387th launch of a rocket of "Proton” series.