Rocket Proton-M & satellite Express-AM7 launch
Today, March 19, 2015, 1:00 05 minutes Moscow time from the launch complex No. 200 Baikonur cosmodrome launch vehicle (LV) Proton-M with the upper stage (RB) Breeze-M and telecommunications spacecraft (CA) - Express AM7.
After the regular separation from the third stage of the launch vehicle orbital assembly composed of RB Breeze-M and the spacecraft Express-AM7 continues autonomous flight.
Further removal of the target orbit spacecraft carried propulsion upper stage. Estimated time of separation of the spacecraft Express-AM7 from RB - 10:00 Moscow time on 18/19 March.
Proton-M/Briz-M Launch with Express AM-7
Express AM7 spacecraft was created for FSUE Russian Satellite Communications by French company Airbus Defense and Space. The satellite is designed to provide communication services, broadcasting, broadband Internet access in Russia, Europe and India. Lifetime of the spacecraft - 15 years.
Express AM7 satellite
Carrier rocket Proton and the upper stage Breeze-M developed and commercially manufactured Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Research and Production Space Center of MV Khrunichev. "Upgraded Proton-M", equipped with the upper stage Breeze-M, is able to deliver on the geosynchronous transfer orbit a payload of more than 6 tons.
Roscosmos Press Release: http://www.federalspace.ru/21374/
Images, Video, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency/Roscosmos/Tsenki/Orbiter.ch Aerospace.