lundi 14 septembre 2015

Khrunichev Center: Proton-M was successfully launched from Baikonur



Proton-M night launch (illustration)

September 14 at 22:00 MSK from Launch Complex 81 area Baikonur Cosmodrome starting calculations Roskosmos MV. Khrunichev Center and other enterprises of rocket-space industry of Russia conducted a successful launch of the carrier rocket Proton-M with the upper stage DM-03 and the telecommunications spacecraft EXPRESS AM8. After the regular separation from the third stage of the launch vehicle orbital unit as part of the Republic of Belarus DM-03 and Express-AM8 continues autonomous flight.

Launch of Russian Proton rocket carrying Express-AM8 from Baikonur

Further injection into the target orbit carried the upper stage DM-03 on the scheme RB trip with three inclusions sustainer engine. The total duration of excretion from the start of the launcher before separation of the spacecraft will be 6 hours and 37 minutes, the separation of the Express-AM8 scheduled September 15, 2015 at 04:37 MSK.

EXPRESS AM8 telecommunications satellite

Today's launch - 406 minutes in the history of space launches of Proton and the fifth this year.

ROSCOSMOS Press Release:

Images, Video, Text, Credits: ROSCOSMOS/Tsenki/ Aerospace.


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