Russia’s Proton-M Launches Two Communication Satellites

Proton launch,
Credit: Roscosmos/Pavel Shvetz
MOSCOW—Roscosmos Space Corp. launched a Proton-M heavy rocket with two Russian communication satellites from Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan at 7:07 a.m. Dec. 13. The launch initially was planned for Dec. 12 but was postponed to fix a technical issue in the Proton’s Briz M booster. The 700-ton...
Maxim Pyadushkin

In addition to writing for Aviation Week Network, Maxim holds a key position at Russia's Air Transport Observer magazine. In the past he was in charge of several ATO’s sister aerospace publications and earlier worked for Moscow-based CAST defense think-tank.

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