From launch pad № 81 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 24, 2019 at 15:03:02 (Moscow time), the “Proton-M” launch vehicle with the “DM-03” upper stage and “Electro-L” №3 Russian hydrometeorological satellite was launched.
All stages of flight of the launch vehicle were carried out normally.
In accordance with the flight diagram, after 585 seconds after launch, the head unit (the upper stage and the satellite) was separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle.
After that, the ‘DM-03’ upper stage continued to launch a new meteorological satellite into the target orbit.
The total duration of the launch to the separation of the satellite will be 6 hours 37 minutes.
The “Proton-M” launch vehicle is manufactured at the Khrunichev Space Center (part of Roscosmos State Corporation).