Success for 1st Russian rocket since crash

A Russian rocket carrying a European SIRIUS 4 satellite has successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It's the first launch of a Proton-M spacecraft since a carrier of this type crashed during take-off on September 6.

The SIRIUS 4 satellite is designed to provide telecommunication services for European and North African consumers.

Satellites operated by the same provider are used to broadcast our very own Russia Today to viewers in Northern Europe and the Baltic States.