July 1, 2013

Proton-M booster with 3 GLONASS-M satellites planned to be launched on July 2, 2013 was rolled out to the launching complex of Baikonur spaceport, Khrunichev Center who is the manufacturer of Proton-M boosters reported on Friday.

On June 28, 2013 Proton-M space rocket with 3 GLONASS-M satellites was rolled out from the integration building of  №92A-50 launchpad  to the launching complex of №81 launchpad.

The decision on the rocket’s readiness for installation was made at the Technical Leadership and State Commission meeting.

As the rocket was installed on the launching site the spaceport specialists started working in accordance with the 1st launching day schedule, – Khrunichev Center reported.

The launch of Proton-M booster with DM-03 upper stage and 3 Russian navigational satellites GLONASS-M was planned for July 2, 2013. At the present time there are 29 satellites in GLONASS orbital group with 24 of them being used as intended, 4 satellites aside,  and one still at the stage of flight tests.

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