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Proton-M launches from Baikonur with Amazonas 5 telecom satellite


Proton-M launches from Baikonur with Amazonas 5 telecom satellite
International Launch Services (ILS) has successfully launched into space its Proton-M rocket carrying the Amazonas 5 communications satellite for Spanish operator Hispasat. The launch was conducted on September 11 at 19:23 GMT (3:23 p.m. EDT) from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch campaign for the mission started on August 8 when the Amazonas 5 satellite arrived at Baikonur aboard an Antonov cargo jet. Ten days later, the Proton-M launch vehicle was shipped to Baikonur by rail.    More



(Source: SpaceFlight Insider - Sep 12)

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