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Proton-M launches Blagovest 12L satellite for Russian Aerospace Forces


Proton-M launches Blagovest 12L satellite for Russian Aerospace Forces The Russian military has expanded its fleet of communications satellites with the launch of the Blagovest 12L spacecraft on Wednesday, April 18. The military comsat lifted off atop a Proton-M launcher at 6:12 p.m. EDT (22:12 GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Due to military nature of the mission, very little information has been given about the flight as well as pre-launch preparations. It is only known that the launch was initially targeted for December 25, 2017, but problems with one of the satellite’s components forced Russia to postpone the mission several times.    More



(Source: SpaceFlight Insider - Apr 19)

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