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Photos: Russian Proton Rocket Launches Intelsat 22 Satellite

Proton Rocket Launches Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket soars into the sky in a successful launch of the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 24, 2012.

Proton Rocket Launches Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket soars into the sky in a successful launch of the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 24, 2012.

Proton Rocket Launches Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket soars into the sky in a successful launch of the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 24, 2012.

Proton Rocket Launches Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket soars into the sky in a successful launch of the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 24, 2012.

Intelsat 22 Prepared for Launch

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

Intelsat 22, a Boeing-built satellite that weighs about 6.9 tons, is prepared for launch atop a Russian Proton rocket in March 2012.

Proton Rocket Prepared to Launch Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket is prepared to launch the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) on March 24, 2012.

Proton Rocket Prepared to Launch Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket is prepared to launch the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) on March 24, 2012.

Proton Rocket Prepared to Launch Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket is prepared to launch the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) on March 24, 2012.

Proton Rocket Prepared to Launch Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket is prepared to launch the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) on March 24, 2012.

Proton Rocket Prepared to Launch Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket is prepared to launch the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) on March 24, 2012.

Proton Rocket Prepared to Launch Intelsat 22 Satellite

Khrunichev/Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

A Russian Proton rocket is prepared to launch the new Intelsat 22 communications satellite into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:10 a.m. EDT (1210 GMT) on March 24, 2012.

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