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  • Five days – four launches: Busy week for Russian-made boosters closes with Proton-M / SES Astra 2G

    Jason RhianDecember 27th, 2014

    The launch of a Russian Proton-M rocket carrying the SES Astra 2G – marked the close of a busy week for Russian-built boosters. The telecommunications satellite lifted off from Pad 39 located at the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan. Liftoff occurred at 2137 GMT and will provide Ku-band television services to the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. […]

  • ILS Proton successfully launches Yamal-401 satellite

    Jason RhianDecember 16th, 2014

    A Proton booster successfully delivered its payload of the Yamal-401 satellite to orbit on Dec, 15 at 6:16 a.m. today local time (00:16 GMT and 7:16 p.m. EST on December 14). The launch took place through 7:16 p.m. EST (6:16 a.m. local time – 0016 GMT). The spacecraft was placed into a geosynchronous orbit atop a Proton […]

  • Proton Breeze M rocket set to deliver another Express satellite

    Britt RawcliffeMay 15th, 2014

    Following a successful launch last month, the Russian Proton Breeze M rocket is set to thunder off of the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200 this Friday, May 16. The launch is slated to take place at 3:42 a.m. ALMT. This particular Proton rocket will carry the Express-AM4R satellite into orbit for the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC).

  • Proton Breeze-M launches with Sirius FM-6

    Jason RhianOctober 25th, 2013

    Coming off the heels of a very tumultuous period, the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos sent a Proton Breeze-M rocket aloft at 2:08 p.m. EDT (18:08 p.m.GMT) Friday, Oct. 25 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Launch Pad 39. Today’s flight served to bolster confidence in the Proton launch vehicle after the July 2, 2013 launch of […]

  • Launch of Proton rocket with Sirius FM-6 delayed – UPDATE

    Jason RhianOctober 20th, 2013

    The launch of a Proton Breeze M rocket with the Sirius FM-6 satellite, which was scheduled to take place today, has been postponed for at least 24 hours. The delay was caused by issues revolving around the satellite ground station network required for the launch and early orbital operations of the Sirius spacecraft. Khrunichev State […]