Category Archives: Proton-M

Echostar-21 still without date of launch

ILS, operator of Proton-M rocket was forced to postpone delivering Echostar-21 communication satellite with Proton-M rocket. Launch originally planned for 28 December 2016, still remains without final date. It is possible, that we will see Proton-M climbing over Baikonur Cosmodrome on January - but still we do not know exactly when. Manufacturer of the rocket…
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Intelsat-31 deployed !

Intelsat-31, communication satellite delivered to SSTO yesterday on atop of Proton-M, was deployed successfully by Briz-M upper stage. After five burns of S5.98 engine and 15 hours in space, Briz-M deployed Intelsat-31 on altitude of 65000 km at T+15h31' over New Guinea. Roscosmos confirmed that satellite was deployed on correct orbit and is operating correctly;…
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Proton-M with Intelsat-31 on atop launched !

Next success of International Launch Services - Proton-M was launched at 07:10 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome. Second launch of Proton-M in 2016 was postponed from yesterday due the technical issues with cable connectors leading from ground infrastructure to the rocket. Service team managed to check cables and launch today was possible at 07:10 GMT. Breezy…
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Launch of the Proton postponed for 9th June 2016

Planned for today commercial launch of the Proton-M rocket with Intelsat-31 broadcasting satellite was delayed for 24 hours. According to International Launch Services, operator of the Proton-M rocket, launch was postponed due the technical problems which appeared before launch planned for 07:10 GMT from Launch Pad 24 in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. As it was described…
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ILS preparing to Proton-M/Intelsat-31 launch on 8th June 2016

International Launch Services, Russian and American joint-venture company, is getting ready for their latest mission-delivering to orbit Intelsat-31 (DLA-2) broadcasting satellite on atop of their flagship, Proton-M launch vehicle. Launch is scheduled for 8th June 2016 for 07:10 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome, Launch Pad 24. It will be second launch of Proton-M operated by ILS…
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ExoMars started !

Today, punctually at 09:31:42 GMT, ExoMars mission started. Proton-M with Briz-M upper stage lifted off, with Schiaparelli EDM on atop, from Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site 200/39 in its second mission in 2016 and 411th in Proton launch vehicle history. Cooperation between ESA and Roscosmos reached next milestone. Today from Baikonur Cosmodrome Proton-M rocket lifted Schiaparelli Entry,…
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ILS success – Eutelsat-9B launched, EDRS became reality

Yesterday, from Baikonur Cosmodrome, on atop of Proton rocket new Eutelsat-9B satellite was launched. It is not only mission of new communication satellite - it is also beginning of independent European data relay system - EDRS. Proton rocket lifted off punctually at 22:20 GMT from launch site LC200/39 in Baikonur Cosmodrome.  After two minutes thirty…
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Express AMU1 on orbit !

Proton rocket lifted AMU1 communication satellite at 21:31 GMT on Christmas Eve. Postponed from 23 December 2015 launch of Russian broadcasting satellite was performed successfully yesterday from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Satellite is owned by Russian Satellite Communications Co. Company which remains in possession of Russian state and is oriented for civilian communication services. AMU1 satellite is result of cooperation…
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Garpun satellite launch already on 10th December 2015

Russian Ministry of Defense has scheduled launch of their latest communication satellite, Garpun. It is planned to utilize Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Garpun satellite which will be launched on 10th December 2015 is second from series of three satellites (first was launched on 2011) designated to replace old Potok/Geizer satellites. Potok/Geizer was providing communicational…
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Russian bottomless sack – another launch of broadcasting satellite scheduled on December 2015

AMU1 satellite launch is scheduled on December 2015; it is planned to utilize Proton-M rocket, launch site would be Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. As a biggest state on Earth Russia seems real money machine for Direct-to-Home broadcasting and satellite companies. Since 1972, when Canada successfully designed first broadcasting satellite (Anik-1) continuous develop provide smaller, less expensive, and…
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