October 2, 2011.
Roll out of Zenit-2SB ILV with US DM-SLB and Inteslsat-18 SC
to the launch site
Yesterday at the Baikonur cosmodrome the meetings of Technical Management and State Commission were held, at which a decision was accepted to roll out the Zenit-2SB Integrated Launch Vehicle with Upper Stage DM-SLB on October 2, 2011; ILV is intended to inject telecommunication spacecraft Intelsat-18 into orbit.
On October 2 the ILV roll out to the launch site was provided. Upon completion of operations for ILV installation in the launcher the teams began activities as per the 1-st launch day schedule.
On Monday the activities will continue at the launch site under the 2-nd launch day program.
The launch of ILV Zenit-2SB with US DM-SLB and SC Intelsat-18 is planned for October 5.