Sea Launch successfully completed the Intelsat Americas™-8 mission. A Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket lifted off from the Odyssey Launch Platform at 7:03:00 am PDT, June 23, 2005. All phases of the flight profile performed as expected. The mission ended with spacecraft separation from the Block DM upper stage, placing the Intelsat Americas™-8 satellite into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. A ground station in Fucino, Italy, acquired the spacecraft signal. All systems are operating nominally.