Фотографии Роскосмоса

The Proton-M rocket to launch the Express satellites returned to the cosmodrome

The state-owned corporation Roscosmos reports that a repaired Proton-M launch vehicle designed to launch Express spacecraft arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Photos of Roscosmos

Photos of Roscosmos

Recall that a marriage was identified in the named rocket. It turned out that low-quality bolts were used in the internal fasteners of the media elements. These parts were overheated at the factory, due to which their strength suffered.

It was not possible to solve the problem at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, and the rocket was returned to the manufacturer, the MV Center. Khrunicheva. And now the repaired carrier has again arrived at the spaceport.

Today, June 15, 2020, a train with three stages of the Proton-M launch vehicle, the Briz-M booster block, arrived at the technical complex of the Proton space rocket complex in preparation for the cluster launch of Express-80 spacecraft and Express-103. In accordance with the launch campaign schedule, scheduled technological operations with the Proton-M launch vehicle will begin in the near future on the technical complex of the cosmodrome“, – says the message of the Russian Space Agency.

The launch of satellites will be carried out no earlier than the end of July. The devices are designed to provide fixed and mobile communications services, digital broadcasting, high-speed Internet access, as well as data transfer in Russia and the CIS countries.

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