August 18, 2017

Photos: Proton lifts off with TV broadcasting satellite

Firing into space from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Russian Proton rocket guided a European television broadcast satellite into orbit Saturday.

The 191-foot-tall rocket, fueled by a mixture of hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide propellants, blasted off at 2137 GMT (4:37 p.m. EST) Saturday with the Astra 2G communications satellite owned by SES of Luxmebourg.

Liftoff occurred at 3:37 a.m. local time at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos
Photo credit: Roscosmos

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