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Next Launch Luch-5V on a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan scheduled for 28 Apr 14 4:25:00 GMT

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A Weak Briz: Engine Shortfall Likely Caused Satellite Losses

The Proton-M thunders into the darkened Baikonur sky on Monday evening, beginning what should have been a nine-hour journey to geosynchronous orbit for Telkom-3 and Ekspress-MD2. Despite the satisfactory performance of the rocket itself, the Briz-M upper stage apparently malfunctioned and has left both satellites stranded in useless orbits. Photo Credit: Roscosmos

A Russian [...]

Chinese Long March 3B Launches French Built Apstar 7 Satcom

A 180 ft. tall Long March 3B lifts off from Xichang March 31 carrying the APT Apstar 7 broadband satellite. Photo Credit: WWW.News.CN

A major changeover in Asia-Pacific geosynchronous orbit satcom operations is underway, as the new Apstar 7 broadband communications satellite is moved into place to replace the aging Apstar 2R that will [...]