October 5, 2019

Preparations for the launch of the “Proton-M” launch vehicle with the “Breeze-M” upper stage, the Eutelsat 5 West B telecommunication satellite and the technological satellite Mission Extension Vehicle-1, which is scheduled for October 9, 2019 at 13:17:56 (Moscow time), are ongoing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Today morning, on October 5, in accordance with the work schedule, transportation of a space rocket from a technological gas station to the launch pad of the launch site № 200 was completed.

After verticalization of the rocket was completed, a service unit was brought to it, and specialists from Roscosmos enterprises began work on the schedule of the first launch day.

Eutelsat 5 West B is a Ku-band satellite, that will be located at 5 degrees west longitude and will primarily target the markets of France, Italy and Algeria.

Northrop Grumman company manufactured the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft, which for the first time will provide satellite extension services, provided by SpaceLogistics LLC, a 100% subsidiary.

It is assumed, that MEV-1 will dock to client satellites in geosynchronous near-Earth orbit, using the existing capabilities of satellites in terms of controlling the height and orientation of the spacecrafts.

During its 15-year life, MEV-1 will be able to dock and undock several times, which will make it possible to serve several client spacecraft.

3177432423

3983256365

4034151650

4945260368

6187543123

More from this category:
September 12, 2019

The final stage of preparation for the flight of the main and backup crews of the forthcoming expedition to the International Space Station has begun…

full story
December 8, 2014

Proton-M booster with Yamal-401 space device will be launched a day earlier: on December 15 instead of December  16, as was planned before, – Roscosmos…

full story
June 23, 2014

Flight tests of the first Russian Angara Space Rocket complex started at Russian Ministry of Defence State test spaceport  Plesetsk situated in Arkhangelsk region. The decision to…

full story
September 24, 2015

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka who has recently set new world record on total flight duration spending in space 878 days is going to beat his…

full story
December 16, 2019

Having completed the verticalization, specialists from Roscosmos enterprises performed operations on docking communications of the “package”, assembling temperature control circuits, docking fueling communications and other…

full story
July 19, 2019

Today, on July 19, 2019, a pre-launch press conference of the main and backup crews of the “Soyuz MS-13” manned spacecraft was held at the…

full story
February 13, 2015

RSC Energia, Progress rocket and space centre and Yuzhny space centre specialists completed works on assembling Progress M-26M space head in the integration building of…

full story
May 17, 2019

Specialists of Roscosmos enterprises at the Baikonur cosmodrome started operations to fuel the “Spectrum-RG” spacecraft with fuel components, and this operations will last for several…

full story