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Top Russian Space Official Resigns After Proton-M Rocket Failure
2012-08-17 08:26:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten days after a Russian space rocket failed to put two communication satellites into orbit, the head of the company in charge of building the particular rocket handed his resignation. The move also came just one day after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reprimanded space officials for the failed rocket/satellite launch, according to a government source. The source said that the resignation of Vladimir Nesterov, 63, head of...

Russian Proton-M Rocket Suffers Booster Failure, Two Satellites Lost
2012-08-08 10:19:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian space agency Roscosmos has been dealt another major blow to its faltering space program after a Monday launch of its Proton-M rocket failed to lift two satellites into orbit. The Telkom 3 satellite, belonging to PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, and a Russian satellite -- Russian Express MD2 -- failed to reach orbit after launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Monday night, due to a malfunction of the Briz-M booster...

2011-08-01 08:20:00

LONDON, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inmarsat plc (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announces that Inmarsat SA, one of its subsidiary companies, has signed a contract with International Launch Services (ILS) for the launch of three Inmarsat-5 satellites. The launches, scheduled for 2013-14, will use the ILS Proton launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Inmarsat-5 satellites - three...

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2010-12-27 14:35:00

Russian space officials said on Monday that the Cosmonaut program placed the European Ka-Sat into orbit overnight by using a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "The satellite was successfully put into orbit at 10:03 Moscow time (0703 GMT)," the Khrunichev space center said Monday in a statement. The Proton failed to place three Russian navigation satellites into orbit on December 5 after they fell into the Pacific ocean about 900 miles off the coast of Hawaii....

2009-05-16 15:20:16

A Proton-M rocket carrying a ProtoStar-2 telecommunication satellite was launched from the Baikonur space center Saturday, the Russian space agency said. The launch of the Proton-M rocket fitted with a Breeze-M booster and carrying a ProtoStar-2 telecommunication satellite went ahead at the scheduled time, a Roscosmos spokesperson was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying. The Russian news service said the Proton-M rocket launch is the fourth this year carried out by International Launch Services...

2008-11-06 03:00:17

A Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully lifted the ASTRA 1M satellite into orbit today, marking the fifth mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS). The Proton vehicle lifted off from Pad 39 at the cosmodrome at 2:44 a.m. today local time (3:44 p.m. EST Wednesday, 20:44 GMT Wednesday). After a 9-hour-12-minute mission, the launcher released the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The satellite will eventually go into operation at 19.2 degrees East...

2008-09-22 09:30:00

Russian rocket sends Canadian satellite into space MOSCOW, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Russia launched a Proton-M space vehicle early Saturday to send a Canadian communication satellite into orbit, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The carrier was launched at 01:48 Moscow time (2148 GMT) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, said Alexander Bobrenev, Press Secretary of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. The rocket was scheduled to orbit the Canadian satellite on...

2008-09-20 03:00:09

An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully carried the Nimiq 4 satellite into space for Telesat today. This was the fourth launch of the year, and 47th overall, for ILS. The satellite, built by EADS Astrium, was the second Eurostar 3000 bus launched by ILS in a little over a month. Proton builder Khrunichev Space Center of Moscow is the majority owner of ILS, which is based in Reston, Va. The Proton vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur...

2008-09-11 09:00:35

Text of report in English by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Baikonur, 10 September: The launch of the Express AM-44 and Express MD-1 communication satellites by means of a Proton-M rocket, scheduled for 2008, could be postponed until 2009, a source with the Baikonur federal space centre told Interfax on Wednesday. "This is linked to the fact that the Moscow-based Khrunichev centre has problems with the production of the Express MD-1 spacecraft. It was...

2008-08-22 03:00:34

International Launch Services (ILS) announced a contract today with Inmarsat for the launch of an S-band satellite to provide mobile broadcast and two-way telecommunications services throughout Europe. The contract follows this week's successful launch of the Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite on an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle. Inmarsat is a London-based provider of global mobile broadband services. ILS holds the exclusive worldwide rights to market and sell commercial launch services on the Proton...


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