After the first year break rocket “proton-M” with U.S. satellite launched from Baikonur
The launch was postponed to June from December.
Moscow. June 8. INTERFAX.RU the carrier Rocket “proton-M”, a year after the suspension of missile launches of this type was launched from the cosmodrome “Baikonur” with the American satellite Echostar-21, reports on Thursday, the correspondent of “Interfax”.
The carrier rocket was launched in accordance with the schedule at 6:45 GMT from pad 81 of the cosmodrome “Baikonur”.
At 06:45 GMT the launch of the carrier rocket #Protons with RB #Prism and spacecraft #EchoStar21. pic.twitter.com/6rNSs2ysdd
— ROSCOSMOS (@roscosmos) June 8, 2017
The launch vehicle was planned for December 2016, but at the time of preparation was discovered variances in the engines. It was reported that the launch of the carrier rocket “proton-M” due to unresolved technical problems could be postponed to early summer. First, the launching of a communications satellite Echostar-21 was moved to 29 may, and later a source at the cosmodrome has informed that the launch may be postponed to July.