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2008-08-28 21:00:10

BAIKONUR. Aug 28 (Interfax-AVN) - Six launches of Proton space rockets are planned from Kazakhstan's Baikonur space centre by the end of this year, a space centre source told Interfax on Thursday. Three rockets would carry Russian payloads, and the other three would deliver telecom satellites to orbit for payments, he said. A Proton will launch Canada's Nimiq 4 satellite and another Proton will launch a cluster of Russian Glonass-M satellites in September, the source said. A Proton will...

2008-08-22 21:00:20

MOSCOW. Aug 22 (Interfax) - The Canadian Nimiq 4 communication satellite has been brought to Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan for preparation for takeoff with a Proton-M launch vehicle (LV), the press service of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) says. The report posted on the agency website says the satellite will be taken to assembly tower 92-A50. "In the next few days the satellite will be transferred to the clean area and prepared for launch. Experts from the manufacturing...

2008-08-20 09:01:13

Russian rocket sends U.S. telecommunications satellite into orbit MOSCOW, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- A Russian Proton-M rocket early on Tuesday sent a U.S. telecommunications satellite, the Inmarsat-4 F3, into Earth orbit, a spokesman for a Moscow-based producer of space- launch systems said. The rocket was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 2:43 a.m. Moscow time (2243 GMT), said Alexander Bobrenyov, spokesman for the Khrunichev state research and production space center....

2008-08-19 21:00:25

MOSCOW. Aug 19 (Interfax-AVN) - A Briz-M upper stage, following five engine switches, has brought a U.S. telecommunications satellite, the Inmarsat 4F3, to its final orbit at an altitude of about 36,000 kilometers. "After the satellite separated from the upper stage, control over it was handed over to the customer," Khrunichev space center spokesman Alexander Bobrenyov told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday. The Inmarsat 4F3, designed by EADS Astrium on the basis of the Eurostar 3000 GM platform,...

2008-08-19 09:00:56

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 19 August: Russia's Proton-M booster with British satellite Inmarsat 4F3 has been launched from the Baykonur cosmodrome, the secretary of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre, Aleksandr Bobrenev, told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday [19 August]. "Proton-M with the Briz-M upper stage and Inmarsat 4F3 satellite was launched from Baykonur at 0243 Moscow time [2243 gmt 18 August]," he said. Originally...

2008-08-19 06:00:50

A Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully lifted the Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite into orbit today, marking the third mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS). The Proton Breeze M vehicle, built by Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow, lifted off from Pad 39 at the cosmodrome at 4:43 today local time (18:43 EDT Monday, 22:43 GMT Monday). After a 9-hour-3-minute mission, the launcher released the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Inmarsat-4 F3...

2008-08-14 00:00:35

MOSCOW. Aug 13 (Interfax) - The U.S. telecommunication satellite Inmarsat 4F4 will be launched with a Russian Proton-M launch vehicle from Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 2:43 a.m. Moscow time on August 12, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) announced. A report posted on the agency's website says that planned operations continue at Baikonur to prepare the launch of Proton-M with the Briz-M upper stage which should place Inmarsat 4F3 in orbit. The low-pressure tanks of the...

2008-07-08 09:00:53

Inmarsat and ILS set august 14th for proton flight with inmarsat satellite Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that International Launch Services (ILS) has scheduled its next Proton Breeze M commercial mission for 14th August (13th August GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with the launch of the Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite. The satellite is scheduled to be shipped to Baikonur in early July for a...

2008-07-01 03:00:29

International Launch Services (ILS) has scheduled its next Proton Breeze M commercial mission for August 14 (August 13 GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with the launch of the Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite. The satellite is scheduled to be shipped to Baikonur in early July for a six-week launch programme. The satellite, an EADS Astrium Eurostar 3000 model, will weigh approximately 6 metric tons at liftoff, perfectly suited for the Proton Breeze M's lift capability. Khrunichev...

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2008-05-27 12:56:31

A new launch date has been set for GOCE. The change of date is due to precautionary measures taken after the malfunction of an upper-stage section of a Russian Proton launcher. Now confirmed not to affect GOCE's Rockot launcher, the most advanced gravity mission to date is scheduled for lift-off on September 10 2008.As a consequence of the new launch date, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite is currently undergoing final flight reconfiguration at...


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