The launch of the rocket proton-M from Baikonur
Satellites of the Express 80 Express-103 has withdrawn to an intermediate orbit. Their insertion into the target orbit will take a record 18 hours.
In the night of Friday, July 31, from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan launched the Russian carrier rocket proton-M. She brought in the telecommunication space apparatuses Express 80, Express 103, Interfax reported.
About 10 minutes after liftoff from the launcher 39 there was a separation of the satellites from the upper stage from the third stage of the Proton-M.
On the 677-th second of flight there was starting the engines of the upper stage Briz-M, which is about 18 hours to display the spacecraft in the target orbit almost 55 thousand km from Earth. This is a record withdrawal times.
The final ascent of satellites on geostationary orbit will be implemented with their own electric propulsion and simultaneously with bringing the devices to the operating point.
Express 80, Express-103 – Russian telecommunications spacecraft middle class. They are intended to provide fixed and mobile communications, digital broadcasting, high-speed Internet access and data transmission on the territory of Russia and CIS in C-, Ku – and L-bands.
We will remind, on July 30 in the United States at Cape Canaveral launched an Atlas V rocket with a new Rover Perseverance and Ingenuity helicopter. It is expected that the new Rover will be able to work on the red planet 687 earth days.
Earlier it was reported that the Falcon 9 rocket the us SpaceX Elon musk put into orbit military satellite of South Korea Anasis-II.