Following the decision of State comission, on December 5 Proton-M launch vehicle with Briz-M upper stage and Inmarsat 5F-1 communication satellite was rolled to and installed on the launch pad of Baikonur spaceport’s site 200. The booster took vertical position, maintenece assembly was attached, all the ground connections were mated.
Specialists of Khrunichev space center together with representatives of other rocket and space industry enterprises started operations in accordance with pre-launch activities schedule.
The launch of Inmarsat 5F-1 satellite with Proton-M booster is planned for December 8, 2013.
Image credit – Roscosmos