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On Baikonur - the third starting day. / October 19, 2011 /

On Baikonur continues preparations for the launch of space rocket «Proton-M» with the upper stage «Breeze-M» spacecraft and telecommunications «Viasat-1».

This morning rocket experts embarked on a third launch day operations. All power supply system of the launch complex converted from fixed power lines into autonomous power supply system. Specialists conduct business Roscosmos thermostating the ascent of the ILV. The main content of the work today will be the final functional test of the «Viasat-1", foreign experts, training for fueling and refueling of the carrier rocket „Proton-M“ propellants.

The meeting of the State Commission, which shall decide on charging and starting ILV „Proton-M“, scheduled for 15:00 GMT.

Work at the Baikonur launch complex pl.200 last until late evening.

Start space rocket „Proton-M“ with the upper stage „Breeze-M“ and SC „Viasat-1“ is scheduled for 22:48 GMT on October 19.

Press Service of the Russian Space Agency


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