New Russian telecommunications satellite flew into its calculated orbit

Russian telecommunications satellite "Ekran (Screen)-M" which was launched on 7 April early morning reached the calculated orbit.

According to the information provided to RIA Novosti in the Mission Control Centre in the Moscow region city of Korolyov, the same day at 14.31 Moscow time the satellite detached from the booster unit which delivered the satellite to the geostationary orbit at the distance of 36 thousand kilometres from the Earth. The speed of the satellite revolving around our planet is calculated so that it will stay permanently above the defined territory of Russia and will relay live Central TV programmes to regions of Siberia and the Far East.