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Proton-M Returns to Flight

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

Russian Rocket Successfully Puts Telecom Satellite Into Orbit


RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s first successful launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket since a July disaster has successfully put a European telecom satellite into orbit, a spokesman for the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) said.

“The separation of the spacecraft from the Briz-M booster has taken place. Control of the satellite has been handed over to the customer – the operator SES Astra,” the spokesman said.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:57 PM


Rocket Launch | ASTRA 2E | ILS Proton

Launch of ASTRA 2E by the ILS Proton rocket on September 30th at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, for SES.

Credit: ILS

Source: International Launch Services - YouTube Channel

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