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U.S. satellite communications delivered to Baikonur in preparation for launch on a rocket-carrier "Proton-M.. / October 19, 2010 /

Launching the campaign in preparation for the next, tenth in 2010, the launch of Proton was launched at Baikonur cosmodrome after his arrival on American communications spacecraft MSV-1 (commercial name of the satellite — SkyTerra 1 / Sky Terra-1 "). The new «pad» has started just three days after the previous launch launcher «Proton» with commercial satellite Sirius XM-5.

Baikonur spacecraft delivered a cargo plane AN-124 Polet Airlines, which landed on Oct. 18 at the airport «Jubilee.»

The launch Proton-M equipped with a booster block «Breeze-M» satellite MSV-1 is scheduled for mid November.

Spacecraft MSV-1 manufactured by Boeing commissioned by the North American satellite operator LightSquared, which provides communication services in America.

The contract to launch MSV-1 on the launcher "Proton-M company entered into ILS — International Launch Services Inc. (City of Reston, Va.).

Arriving cargo spacecraft and support equipment, ready for transportation in the assembly and testing facility. A few days later, after the installation of necessary equipment in the finishing chamber Mica, U.S. experts will be engaged to work directly with the spacecraft.

Khrunichev Khrunichev and related businesses have already begun Roskosmos planned operations for the preparation of the launch vehicle and launch complex.

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