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Proton Return to Flight Sunday

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:00 AM

Proton's return-to-flight mission set for launch Sunday

spaceflightnow.com said:

A Russian Proton rocket is poised for flight on the steppes of Kazakhstan, ready to blast off Sunday on the heavy-lift launcher's first mission since a July 2 failure moments after leaving the launch pad.

The three-stage rocket and a Breeze M upper stage will power the ASTRA 2E communications satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit during a 9-hour, 12-minute mission beginning at 2138:10 GMT (5:38:10 p.m. EDT) Sunday.    

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