Spacecraft "Double Dee 3» (Eutelsat W3D) launched into orbit
May 15 at 05 h 15 min.
Start Launch Vehicle (ILV) "Proton-M" with the upper stage "Breeze-M" (production - Khrunichev. Khrunichev) intended for breeding of this satellite, made the day before in 20 hours 02 minutes. Moscow time from the launch complex area 200 Baikonur calculations of rocket launchers and space industry. After the separation of the main unit of the third stage of the launch vehicle to further elimination of the spacecraft into orbit was performed by the operation of the propulsion system booster.
Spacecraft "Double Dee 3» (Eutelsat W3D) created by Thales Alenia Space on the order of one of the leading satellite operators Eutelsat (France) and is designed to provide digital television, telephony and broadband Internet access on Europe, Turkey, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia.