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The repaired Proton-M rocket went to Baikonur


“The State Space Research and Production Center named after M.V. Khrunicheva ”reports that the Proton-M launch vehicle, in which the marriage was previously detected, was re-sent to the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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In March, we recall, it became known that in the Proton-M missiles, the launch of which was planned this year, defective bolts were discovered. It was not possible to solve the problem at Baikonur, and the media were returned to the manufacturer – the Center named after M.V. Khrunicheva.

As it is now reported, production defects were eliminated on a rocket designed to launch the Russian telecommunications satellites Express-80 and Express-103. The carrier again went to the spaceport.

On June 5, blocks of the Proton-M space rocket and the Briz-M booster block were sent to the Baikonur Cosmodrome from the rocket and space plant of GKNPC Scientific Center named after MV Khrunichev. All activities related to the dispatch of the train, were regular“, The company said in a statement.

The launch of the Express-80 and Express-103 satellites, originally planned in March, 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 transmission in Russia and the CIS countries. Satellites were created at JSC “ISS” (“Information Satellite Systems” named after Academician MF Reshetnyov) by order of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Space Communication”.

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