Category : Proton
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September 14, 2015

Proton-M with Russian communication satellite Express-AM8 will be launched on Monday evening, September 14, - Roscosmos representative stated.

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September 8, 2015

Roscosmos operational crews go on working in accordance with Proton-M/Express-AM launch program.

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June 8, 2015

Launch schedule of Proton boosters will be announced next week, - khrunichev Centre head Andrei Kalinovsky said the journalists on Monday. The schedule may be adjusted taking into account the accident happened on May 16, 2015, when Mexican MexSat-1 satellite was lost.

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June 5, 2015

The first Proton-M booster launched after spring accident may orbit Russian Express telecommunication satellite, - Roscosmos Head Igor Komarov told the journalists. "Late this week Khrunichev Centre is to submit a plan that will enable to determine precise dates of Proton booster next launch", - he said.

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June 5, 2015

The first launch of Progress cargo vehicle from Baikonur spaceport after spring accidents is planned for July 3. The vehicle will be launched with the help of Soyuz-U booster, - the spokesman stated.

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June 1, 2015

Pump unit and the construction fixing it to Proton-M booster cruise engine will be modernized in the shortest term, - Khrunichev Centre Director Deputy Alexander Medvedev reported.

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June 1, 2015

Steering engine of Proton-M 3rd stage failed because of excessive vibration loads, - Roscosmos Head Igor Komarov reported.

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May 26, 2015

After Proton-M booster crush Roscosmos inspected the estimated region of Proton-M debris fall using all possible space surveillance devices and haven’t found anything.

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May 20, 2015

It is too early to replace proton with Angara since this is a new rocket and it didn’t have enough time to accumulate positive flight history – Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky Andrei Ionin believes. On Monday Russian Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin demanded to abandon Proton and start using Angara instead.

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May 18, 2015

Off-nominal situation leading to the loss of Proton-M booster with Mexican MexSat-1 satellite happened at 08.59, Moscow time, May 16, 2015 one minute before the space device and the upper stage were t o separate from the 3rd stage of the booster. According to preliminary data the accident was caused by Proton 3rd stage steering engine failure.

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