At 07:27 Moscow Daylight Saving Time (03:27 GMT), the seagoing Launch Platform (LP) Odyssey belonging to the space rocket launching system Sea Launch launch an Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV) Zenit-3SL carrying as its payload KoreaSat 5 spacecraft (SC).

The spacecraft is intended for providing various communications services from the geostationary orbit to users in the Asian-Pacific region. The spacecraft slot is at 113E.

The launch objective is to deliver the 4.5-ton spacecraft into a geotransfer target orbit.

The spacecraft insertion into this orbit from an intermediate orbit established by the two-stage launch vehicle Zenit-2S was performed by the space upper stage Block DM-SL designed and built by S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.