Proton-M to Put Inmarsat 5F2 Satellite into Orbit
The launch of the Inmarsat 5F2 communications satellite is scheduled for February 1, 2015. The satellite will be put into orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using Russia’s Proton-M carrier rocket. This launch will be the first one performed by the Proton rocket in 2015.
According to the information available, the satellite is being prepared for the upcoming launch as scheduled. The specialists have already finished technological operations for assembly and testing of the carrier rocket. The launch vehicle (the Proton-M carrier rocket with the installed payload consisting of the Briz-M upper stage and the Inmarsat 5F2 spacecraft) has been delivered to a technological fueling pad.
It’s worth mentioning that the Inmarsat 5F2 satellite was manufactured by Boeing Satellite Systems against order of the UK satellite operator Inmarsat to provide communications services covering North and South America and the Atlantic.