March 12, 2014

Proton-M with two communication space devices of Express-AT series was rolled out and installed onto the launching pad of Baikonur spaceport, – Roscosmos reports.

According to State Commission’s decision Proton-M booster with Express-AT1 and Express-AT2 space devices was rolled out and installed onto the launching pad. The specialists started working in accordance with the 1st launching day schedule.

The schedule of the nearest days includes such procedures as preflight check, filling of the booster with propellant components and pressurized gas. The launch of Express-AT1 and Express-AT2 is planned for 03.08 Moscow time, March 16.

Express-AT1 and Express-AT2 was designed by JSC Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems together with Thales Alenia Space Company (France) against the order of Space Communication Federal state unitary enterprise in the framework of Russian space program for 2006-2015.

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