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On August 19 , the leading provider of global mobile services confirmed the successful launch and acquisition of the third -4 satellite.
The was launched on a Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:43pm BST on 18 August (4:43am 19th August, local time). ‘s tracking station in Fucino, Italy was able to track the satellite while it was still coupled to the Breeze M launch vehicle. Launch provider ILS confirmed successful spacecraft separation at 8:46am BST on 19 August.
The is the third in the I-4 constellation, concluding a decade of development and a US$1.5 billion investment. The current constellation of two