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Proton-M/Telstar-14R Prelaunch Processing Continues at Baikonur. / May 19, 2011 /

Proton-M/Breeze-M/ Telstar 14R launch campaign goes on at Baikonur.
After the roll-out to launch pad 200 on May 17, experts of the industry began L-3 operations which included mating of the ground communication links and autonomous tests of the rocket and the Breeze-M upper stage.
Yesterday’s work at the launch pad implied simulation of the tanking operation.
The launch is scheduled for May 20, at 23:15 MSK.
Telstar 14R is to provide telecommunication services for North and South Americas.
The launch contracted by International Launch Services is to be the 65th commercial one for Proton. Roscosmos’ Khrunichev Space Center holds majority in ILS.

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