US space satellite enters designated orbit after separating from Briz-M booster
Jun10

US space satellite enters designated orbit after separating from Briz-M booster

US Intelsat 31 (Intelsat DLA2), launched on board of a Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Thursday, has separated from the Briz-M booster and put into the designated orbit, a spokesman for the state space corporation Roscosmos told TASS. “The separation of the satellite from the booster took place on time,” the spokesman said. The engines of the booster were switched on five times in...

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Russian Proton carrier rocket launch delayed over problem with ground-based equipment
Jun08

Russian Proton carrier rocket launch delayed over problem with ground-based equipment

The launch of Russia’s Proton-M carrier rocket with a US Intelsat 31 (Intelsat DLA-2) communications satellite has been delayed over a problem with the ground-based electrical equipment system, the Russian-American joint venture International Launch Services (ILS) reported on Wednesday(June 8).International Launch Services makes commercial launches of Proton-M carrier rockets. “Today’s scheduled Proton launch of the Intelsat 31...

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