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: http://www.federalspace.ru/21719/
Images, Video, Text, Credits: ROSCOSMOS/Tsenki/Orbiter.ch Aerospace.