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Baikonurs Pad Prepared for Proton/Sirius XM-5 Launch

Yuzhny Space Center TSENKI subsidiary- today initiated processing of pad 81 for the upcoming launch of US Sirius XM-5 spacecraft by Proton-M/Breeze-M.
In parallel, foreign experts, with support of Khrunichev Space Center, unload the spacecraft from the container. After that, Sirius XM-5 will be accommodated in the test bench for further prelaunch verifications.
Proton-M undergoes autonomous testing. Breeze-M leak checks are performed. At the filling station, the equipment is prepared for further prop loading into the Breezes high pressure tanks.
The launch is to occur on Oct. 14.


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