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Proton-M with a Luxembourg satellite launched from Baikonur: for the first time since the July accident

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From the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakhstan) launched in 1: 38 MSK Proton-M launch vehicle with a Briz-M upper stage and Astra-2E spacecraft.


The orbital unit with the Briz-M upper stage and the Astra-2E spacecraft has already separated from the third stage of the Proton-M launch vehicle. “The rocket has completed its flight phase without comment,” the representative of the Space Center named after him. Khrunicheva, as reported by Interfax. According to him, further removal of the Astra-2E spacecraft into the target orbit is carried out with the help of five inclusions of the Briza-M marching system.

The first launch is performed 94 seconds after the separation of the orbital block from the rocket, as a result of which the reference orbit is formed. The second inclusion forms an intermediate orbit. As a result of the third and fourth inclusions, a transition orbit is formed. The fifth launch brings the satellite to the target orbit.

The total duration of the launch, from the launch of the launch vehicle to the separation of the spacecraft, will be 9 hours 12 minutes.

The contract for launching the device using the Proton-M launch vehicle was concluded by the satellite operator SES (Luxembourg) and International Launch Services Inc. (ILS). The owner of the controlling stake in ILS is the FSUE "Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Center", which is also the developer and manufacturer of the Proton rocket and the Briz-M upper stage.

The launch of the Astra-2E spacecraft was the sixth launch of the Proton rocket in 2013 and the 389 launch in its flight stories. For ILS, the launch was the fifth launch of the Proton rocket in 2013 and the 82 of the launch of its commercial operation in April, 1996.

The Proton rocket was used 23 for removing the payload of the SES group of companies. In addition, it is the 16-th launch of the Proton with a spacecraft made on the basis of the Eurostar platform. This is also the 22-th launch in the 2013 year from Russian space centers.

Astra-2E is a telecommunications spacecraft created by the leading European developer of space technology - Astrium - for the satellite communications operator SES. The new satellite will provide new generation of broadcast, VSAT and broadband services in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Astra-2E will be installed in geostationary orbit at 28,2 degrees east longitude in order to restore and increase power fleet SES, including over 50 geostationary devices. The device, based on the Eurostar E3000 platform, is equipped with 60 Ku-band transponders and three Ka-band broadband transponders.

A satellite weighing about six tons is designed for an 15-year orbital life. The span of the deployed solar panels of the device is 40 meters.

The launch and launching of the spacecraft in orbit will be under the control of the Astrium control center in Toulouse, France. The Astra-2E satellite will be the seventh Eurostar apparatus in the SES constellation.

Recall, on July 2, the Proton-M rocket with three Glonass-M vehicles launched from the 81 site of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Almost immediately after separation from the launch pad, it sharply deviated from the flight path, began to disintegrate in the air, fell near the launch site and exploded.

On board the launch vehicle was about 600 tons of heptyl, amyl and kerosene.

The emergency commission came to the conclusion that the cause of the incident was the incorrect installation of the angular velocity sensors.
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  1. klimpopov
    klimpopov 30 September 2013 17: 17 New
    +3
    Well, rehabilitated.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 30 September 2013 17: 26 New
      +4
      Quote: klimpopov
      Well, rehabilitated.

      It is very sad that it is necessary to rehabilitate, in order to launch satellites normally, first you need to fill up a couple of three launches. Proton is one of the most reliable missiles.
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 30 September 2013 19: 55 New
        +1
        Quote: APASUS
        It is very sad that it is necessary to rehabilitate, in order to launch satellites normally, first you need to fill up a couple of three launches. Proton is one of the most reliable missiles.

        Why be surprised? How to collect, and flew. In the USSR, this (improper installation of sensors!) Would not be allowed. And if this were discovered! That measures would be taken immediately, and henceforth SUCH definitely would not be repeated. And we are pouring with "enviable" regularity, coiling thoughts of sabotage .. And, interestingly, they just can’t get to the bottom of why and eliminate the reason .. And every time there are new mistakes.
      2. Kolya
        Kolya 30 September 2013 20: 16 New
        +6
        Like a Luxembourg satellite - everything is fine, like a Russian one - so the same rocket crashes. The pattern is obvious! Need to shoot for sabotage. Then the saboteurs will consider: on one side of the scale is a fee from Uncle Sam, on the other - their own life. The United States, of course, will scream about human rights, because the sabotage business will collapse.
        1. GSH-18
          GSH-18 30 September 2013 20: 42 New
          +3
          Quote: Kohl
          Then the saboteurs will consider: on one side of the scale is a fee from Uncle Sam, on the other - their own life. The United States, of course, will scream about human rights, because the sabotage business will collapse.

          The screech of the US State Department is a direct indicator of the good work of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the FSB soldier
    2. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 30 September 2013 17: 58 New
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      Quote: klimpopov
      Well, rehabilitated.

      Do not flatter yourself. If the satellite were GLONAS, then this Proton would also have fallen.
      1. alone
        alone 30 September 2013 19: 04 New
        +6
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        Do not flatter yourself. If the satellite was GLONAS, then this Proton would also fall


        For you, definitely. Why protons with glonasses fall, but they fly with different foreign satellites.
    3. nnnnnn
      nnnnnn 30 September 2013 19: 14 New
      +3
      Quote: klimpopov
      Well, rehabilitated.

      rehabilitated it pleases, but it makes you wonder when the foreign satellites are no problems, and when the Russian explodes at the start, then it does not go into orbit ???
      1. Nick888
        Nick888 30 September 2013 19: 22 New
        0
        I think, because then there will be problems with foreign ones, and a possible loss of customers, which is not profitable. Well, what’s Russian, well, a couple of other missiles will explode, the state budget will be cut normally + they will be shared with the prosecutor’s office, they’ll protect, they will threaten with a finger, but calm down on this.
    4. Tersky
      Tersky 30 September 2013 22: 16 New
      +1
      Quote: klimpopov
      Well, rehabilitated.

      Klim, hi! Don't ... no ! With alien companions flies with our falls request ..
    5. Jurkovs
      Jurkovs 1 October 2013 07: 04 New
      0
      And foreign satellites never ruined.
  2. Wedmak
    Wedmak 30 September 2013 17: 21 New
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    It leads to strange thoughts. Our devices are crushed, and foreign ones are displayed without problems.
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 30 September 2013 18: 08 New
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      Quote: Wedmak
      It leads to strange thoughts. Our devices are crushed, and foreign ones are displayed without problems.
      I wrote, when Proton fell with our companions, that this is sabotage. Many disagreed with me. I wonder what they think now.
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 30 September 2013 20: 56 New
        0
        Quote: bomg.77
        I wrote, when Proton fell with our companions, that this is sabotage. Many disagreed with me. I wonder what they think now.

        I don’t know what they think now, but I have always held something like yours. Still sewn with white thread. Where is the FSB looking ??
    2. rereture
      rereture 30 September 2013 18: 09 New
      0
      It has long been noticed
    3. clidon
      clidon 30 September 2013 18: 37 New
      +3
      Ugh three times. It was not enough for him to fall off with a foreign one. To justify it, so to speak.

      By the way, I would have thumped with a foreign one, they would have immediately said that the satellite was specially stuffed with “enemies” explosives in order to discredit our space program.
      And even if this is a pre-planned sabotage, then there is nothing worse than “knocking” a rocket right after launch. It’s better either immediately on the table to damage the launcher, or high above the ground, when the commission will conduct an investigation only according to telemetry.
    4. GSH-18
      GSH-18 30 September 2013 20: 02 New
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      Quote: Wedmak
      It leads to strange thoughts. Our devices are crushed, and foreign ones are displayed without problems.

      Rather, the thought of sabotage. Or negligence, which in this case is the same ..
  3. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 30 September 2013 17: 22 New
    +2
    Such never fall .... It is not strange hehe heh!
  4. 123321
    123321 30 September 2013 17: 23 New
    +2
    I also can’t dismiss this thought. it really looks like a pattern.
  5. VadimSt
    VadimSt 30 September 2013 17: 23 New
    +7
    Quote: klimpopov
    Well, rehabilitated.

    If so, then the question arises: - "Who, in front of whom and in what?". Korolev’s, too, missiles fell, but not because of the general slackness and irresponsibility.
  6. saag
    saag 30 September 2013 17: 30 New
    +1
    Quote: 123321
    I also can’t dismiss this thought. it really looks like a pattern.

    Yes, it doesn’t seem so.
  7. erased
    erased 30 September 2013 17: 32 New
    10
    Their satellites display normally, ours are not. It’s time to recreate the Smersh and register the tower for confiscation with sabotage. Only there is no one to make a decision - in the Kremlin they themselves are afraid of "Smersh", like fire.
    1. avt
      avt 30 September 2013 18: 00 New
      +4
      Quote: erased
      Their satellites display normally, ours are not. It’s time to recreate the Smersh and register the tower for confiscation with sabotage. Only there is no one to make a decision - in the Kremlin they themselves are afraid of "Smersh", like fire.

      request Well, actually the question and answer. What can I add ,,, Smersh "you can enter, but where can I get the T-bills and the Supreme, if, not 37 years old ??
      1. erased
        erased 30 September 2013 18: 22 New
        0
        Alas, yes ... It will be so ... fall that it is necessary and fly that it is not necessary.
    2. alone
      alone 30 September 2013 19: 07 New
      +3
      for their ditched companion they will have to pay a large sum for an unfulfilled contract. and for their ditched no answer. Maximum punishment transfer to another job and they will put some kind of worker! and all
  8. 31231
    31231 30 September 2013 17: 39 New
    0
    The contract for the launch of the device using the Proton-M launch vehicle was signed by the satellite operator SES (Luxembourg) and International Launch Services Inc. (ILS). The owner of a controlling stake in ILS is the Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Space Research and Production Center named after MV Khrunichev, which is also a designer and manufacturer of the Proton rocket and the Briz-M booster block.


    Interestingly, who was the contractor with the Glonass satellites?
  9. Gur
    Gur 30 September 2013 17: 41 New
    0
    I, too, thought this thought must someone to the wall still put
    1. SvetoRus
      SvetoRus 30 September 2013 17: 58 New
      +1
      What are you bloodthirsty smile , maybe in a "ball" for a start?
  10. nikcris
    nikcris 30 September 2013 17: 41 New
    0
    All the same, I want to get a return on. Who wants a tasty thing?
  11. Rash
    Rash 30 September 2013 17: 54 New
    -3
    Quote: Wedmak
    It leads to strange thoughts. Our devices are crushed, and foreign ones are displayed without problems.

    There are state. launches (for rubles), but there are commercial ones (for cabbage). For a commercial launch, specials are appointed. a commission on the type of military acceptance, which, for the sake of cabbage, conducts tight control over the entire missile manufacturing cycle. Well, who’s for wood? - nihto!
    1. 31231
      31231 30 September 2013 19: 03 New
      +3
      Did you participate in those commissions or did you blurt out for the red word?
  12. andru_007
    andru_007 30 September 2013 18: 23 New
    +4
    Quote: klimpopov
    Well, rehabilitated.

    The fact that Protons are falling only with Russian satellites (as I understand it is mainly GLONASS) makes us wary ... And the fact that these "failures" lead to the reform of the entire industry makes us wonder ... what
    Z.Y. words involuntarily come to mind like wrecking or cutting ... some dark thoughts ... and it's sad ...
    1. Volkhov
      Volkhov 30 September 2013 19: 18 New
      -2
      The idea that the fallen Proton started on a summer morning with an active ionosphere, but doesn’t come up with a calm night on an autumn night?
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 1 October 2013 09: 31 New
        0
        And where is the ionosphere? The fallen Proton did not even go up to a kilometer.
  13. DPN
    DPN 30 September 2013 19: 28 New
    +2
    WHAT TO **** I get. Russian satellites explode and burn, and foreign ones fly on these missiles and carry out their tasks. So some kind of filth curled. FSB in vain bread eats or roofs the enemy.
  14. DPN
    DPN 30 September 2013 19: 35 New
    +1
    In general, there’s nothing to be happy about, the time of taxi drivers before the ISS is coming to an end and Russia will soon be left without a lot.
    Unless of course there is no Trojan horse in the bosom!
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 30 September 2013 21: 22 New
      0
      Quote: DPN
      In general, there’s nothing to be happy about, the time of taxi drivers before the ISS is coming to an end and Russia will soon be left without a lot.
      Unless of course there is no Trojan horse in the bosom!

      In the meantime, the TROYAN HORSE is charged along with the Glonasses ...
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  15. Bort radist
    Bort radist 30 September 2013 20: 03 New
    +2
    The conclusion suggests itself: GLONAS should be output only complete with foreign ones.
    1. Victor
      Victor 30 September 2013 20: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: Bort Radist
      The conclusion suggests itself: GLONAS should be output only complete with foreign ones.

      At the last Proton accident, one satellite was foreign, it seems from New Zealand. I can be mistaken, but only in the country, and the fact that one of the two was foreign is for sure.
    2. GSH-18
      GSH-18 30 September 2013 20: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: Bort Radist
      The conclusion suggests itself: GLONAS should be output only complete with foreign ones.

      Instead of laughing
  16. aleksandr.k
    aleksandr.k 30 September 2013 20: 29 New
    0
    Shot installers of angular velocity sensors. The next time they will work normally.
    1. clidon
      clidon 30 September 2013 21: 35 New
      0
      Next time you will not find installers of angular velocity sensors.
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 1 October 2013 09: 33 New
        0
        Come on! Is it really so difficult to screw this sensor correctly? You have to be careful, we’re not planting potato tea.
        1. Dusk
          Dusk 1 October 2013 13: 25 New
          0
          I wonder where the control department looked when this sensor was installed ...
          1. clidon
            clidon 1 October 2013 18: 00 New
            0
            Remember the case when the Americans, instead of training warheads, picked up a B-52, nuclear. Where and who looked, it was completely written there. These are not there, these are signed without looking ... Here the same thing.
        2. clidon
          clidon 1 October 2013 17: 58 New
          0
          Yes, in general, everything is simple there and screw and solder. Only these children's "shoot" already tired. Found the key to solving all problems.
          This is a systemic problem, the industry is not in the position to sort out grub-cadres. We need normal control and education of workers and engineers. Their timely stimulation, not swoops, as it is now. Then just dismissal will be a terrible punishment.
  17. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 30 September 2013 21: 34 New
    +1
    Quote: klimpopov
    Well, rehabilitated.

    Maybe when they want !!!
  18. Diviz
    Diviz 30 September 2013 21: 39 New
    -1
    flew on green papers
  19. Brave
    Brave 30 September 2013 21: 46 New
    +3
    A very strange Russian soul is arranged - when everything is bad, we hope for the best, when it starts it turns out we are looking for the guilty. Actually, the good news is that the Protonchiki fly to increase defense capability and replenish the budget!
  20. studentmati
    studentmati 30 September 2013 23: 19 New
    0
    That space production, that aviation, do not forgive self-confidence and reassurance. You can never relax, production discipline is the basis of success. And the Federal Security Service should look for enemies.
  21. kontrol
    kontrol 1 October 2013 00: 39 New
    0
    it’s not at all profitable for our sworn partners (friends to say that language doesn’t turn around) to be in orbit, and they’re falling. Our special services are not working properly. The locksmith was fired. Another one will rise for statistics, and will plop with an important product (God forbid).
  22. voliador
    voliador 1 October 2013 00: 52 New
    0
    They removed the military acceptance, that’s all. Such high-tech products must be manufactured with double, triple control.
    1. studentmati
      studentmati 1 October 2013 01: 01 New
      0
      Quote: voliador
      They removed the military acceptance, that’s all. Such high-tech products must be manufactured with double, triple control.


      We love to set up costly experiments on ourselves. What if it works out? Yes, it will not work, the production technology, quality control system, including military acceptance, have been developed for decades. And suddenly take everything and cancel?