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Proton M Transported to Launch Complex. / June 7, 2017 /

According to the State Commission decision, on 5 June 2017, the ILV Proton M with the Breez M upper stage and EchoStar 21 communication satellite was transported to launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome and installed into the launching device. The ROSCOSMOS’s experts commenced the Countdown Day 1 operations.

Proton M is scheduled for launch om 8 June 2017 at 6:45 MSC from Pad 81 of Baikonur.

The contract to launch EchoStar 21with the Proton M carrier rocket was concluded by the Russian-U.S. joint venture International Launch Services.
EchoStar 21 is a powerful geostationary spacecraft designed to provide capacity to mobile satellite communication in Europe. EchoStar 21 should become the sixth satellite of the EchoStar orbital constellation, launched with the ILV Proton.

ROSCOSMOS Press Service

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