MAwR88CshLQ
April 29, 2014

Russian Luch-5V and Kazakh KazSat-3 satellites orbited on Monday operate nominally, JSC Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems representative reports.

Proton-M booster with Luch-5V and Kazsat-3 satellites was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport at 08.25 Moscow time on Monday. Briz-M upper stage set the satellites into the final orbit at 17.17 and 17.57.

“The first communication session showed that both satellites operate nominally, mechanical systems deployment and pointing to the Sun the Earth took place as planned”, -Reschetnev ISS report states.

As Ministry of Defence Aerospace Defence troops press office management representative Colonel Alexey Zolotukhin earlier reported upon the separation of space devices Aerospace Defence troops specialists deorbited Briz-M upper stage from satellites orbit to so-called disposal orbit.

“Briz-M thrusters were ignited several times so that the upper stage got the velocity increment necessary to set it into 43000 km high orbit”, – Zolotukhin stated.

Luch-5V space device is the 3rd satellite in Luch multifunctional relay space system being developed in the framework of Russian Federal space program for 2006-2015. Luch relay system’s aim is to provide Russian ISS segment, low-orbiting space devices, boosters and upper stages with communication with ground-based facilities.

comments

More from this category:
mlm-2014
September 11, 2013

The launch of “Nauka” multifunctional laboratory module to the ISS planned for late 2013 will be shifted to the first half of 2014, – Vladimir…

full story
524471507
June 25, 2014

Works on space head assembling for the future launch of Soyuz-2.1b booster with Meteor-M satellite and small space devices started at Baikonur spaceport. The specialists…

full story
brightman11n-2-web
December 12, 2014

January 2015 Famous British singer Sara Brightman will start training for 10-days flight to the ISS scheduled for October 2015, – Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre…

full story
oByK4YwCzJM
July 8, 2015

On July 8, 2015, in GCTC Interdepartmental Commission approved next ISS crew to go to the station onboard Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft. The main crew comprises…

full story
Ples_launch
June 11, 2013

New military satellite was launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome. At 18.37.59 Moscow time on 7 June, 2013 Soyuz-2.1V booster with military space satellite was launched by…

full story
6StuYSBJ9d8
June 18, 2014

Preparation for the launch of Soyuz-ST-B with O3b space device  are under way at Soyuz launching pad in Guiana space centre (French Guiana). At the…

full story
Прогресс
August 28, 2013

Progress centre is developing new Soyuz-5 booster replacing the models used today, – TsSKB-Progress Director General Alexander Kirilin reported on MAKS 2013 International Airshow held…

full story
385650947
April 23, 2014

Progress M-21M cargo vehicle was undocked from the ISS  up to April 25 to check Kurs-NA modernized docking and approaching system, – Mission Control Centre…

full story