Sea Launch international will launch the Intelsat 17 telecommunication satellite in late 2010. This will be the first of our five launches under a contract between Sea Launch and the Intelsat satellite communication provider signed in November 2008 .

The Space Systems/Loral company produced satellite will have service life of 15 years and it will provide telecommunication services to residents of Europe, North Africa, India and the Middle East .

Sea Launch uses Russian-Ukrainian Zenit rockets to launch spacecraft from the Odyssey floating platform in the Pacific Ocean .