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  • Is it or isn’t it? Confusion surrounds possibility Proton placed Ekspress AM-6 into wrong orbit

    Jason RhianOctober 22nd, 2014

    A report appearing on NASASpaceFlight (NSF) has indicated that while the initial phase of the launch of the Russian Ekspress AM-6 telecommunications satellite might have gone off as planned – the later stages of the mission were less than perfect. NSF’s Chris Bergin reported via Twitter that, although the spacecraft had been placed into the wrong orbit […]

  • Ekspress AM-6 satellite launches atop Proton-M

    Jim SharkeyOctober 21st, 2014

    The Ekspress AM-6 communications satellite was successfully launched atop a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 11:09 a.m. EDT (1509  GMT). The satellite was built by ISS Reshetnev and will be operated by the Russian Satellite Communications Company as part of its Ekspress network which provides communications services to Russia and surrounding territories. The launch […]

  • Proton-M rocket set to launch Ekspress AM-6 satellite

    Jim SharkeyOctober 20th, 2014

    Preparations are underway at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the upcoming launch of the Ekspress AM-6 communications satellite. A Proton-M rocket was rolled out to the launch pad at site 81/24  on Saturday. The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21 at 15:09 UTC (10:09 AM EDT).