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.

Answering specifying question about space device Proron will be to orbit Komarov stated that it may be Express, but it may be

Proton-M accident happened at night on May 16, during the insertion of MexSat-1 Mexican satellite. As Roscosmos Head Igor Komarov reported earlier the cause of the accident is not of production but of constructive nature: the problem was with the 3rd stage engine rotor.

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