October 20, 2014

At 04:30 on October 18 Proton-M booster Briz-M upper stage and Express-AM6 satellite was transported from fuel servicing area where Briz-M low-pressure tanks were filled with propellant components to # 81 launching pad.

At the present time Proton-M was installed on the launching pad with service truss attached to it.

Launching crews started working in accordance with the first launching day schedule.

The launch of Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage and Express-AM6 satellite is planned for October 21, 19:09, Moscow time.

Express-AM6 space device was made by the order of Space Communication Federal State unitary Enterprise on the basis of Express-2000 heavy platform and     designed to provide Russia with communication and broadcasting services.  Active operation period of the space device amounts to 15 years, the payload includes 11 antennas, 72 transponders of C-, Ku-, Ka-, and L- bands.

Proton-M booster and Briz-M upper stage were developed and are produced by Khrunichev Space Centre. Modernized Proton-M booster equipped with Briz-M upper stage is able to set into geostationary transfer orbit the payloads up to 6 tons.

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