Tag Archives: Proton-M

ILS with first contract for medium version of Proton rocket

International Launch Services, American-Russian joint venture Company which offers Proton rockets launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, announced on October 12, 2016, that they have signed first contract for their new launch vehicle. ILS announced officially, that have signed first contract for using their planned medium version of Proton-M rocket. This launch vehicle is at the moment…
Read More

ILS with new medium Proton !

Probably we will see new medium sized version of Proton rocket operated by International Launch Services sooner then it could be predicted. As we informed on June 28, 2016 (read here), Russian space industry was interested in continuing development of Proton rocket. Russian "Izviestia" quoted first deputy director at Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center…
Read More

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;…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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,…
Read More

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…
Read More

Rokot is going to be retired, Proton-M next in line !

Roscosmos decided about canceling conversion program of SS-19 ICBM into space launch vehicle Rokot. It seems that next venture based on cooperation between West and Russia is finished. According to TASS news agency, Russian space corporation (former space agency) Roscosmos decided to launch only two more Rokot launch vehicles during following years. In draft document…
Read More

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…
Read More