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A Russian Proton-M launch vehicle successfully launched the British Inmarsat 5-F3 comsat into orbit. The flawless launch took place on Friday, Aug 28, at 7:44 a.m. EDT (11:44 GMT) from Launch Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The Russian Proton-M rocket is well on track to return to regular flights after the May 16 accident when it failed to deliver the Mexican Mexsat-1 communications satellite. On Friday, Aug. 28, the International Launch Services (ILS) company will use the booster to send the British Inmarsat 5-F3 satellite into a supersynchronous transfer orbit.
BAIKONUR COSMODRONE, Kazakhstan — International Launch Services (ILS ) celebrated the first launch of 2015 with the successful lift off of a Russian Proton-M from launch pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 7:31 a.m. EST (1231 GMT). The Russian workhorse carried the Inmarsat-5 F-2 communications satellite, part of the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX ) system, into […]