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The last stage of preparation for the Rokot carrier rocket launch has degan.. / August 26, 2010 /

The final phase of the Rokot carrier rocket launch preparations with a spacecraft "Gonets-M has started at the cosmodrome Plesetsk in Arkhangelsk region, told RIA Novosti press-secretary of the Office of Press and Information Service of the Defense Ministry on the Space Forces Alexei Zolotukhin.

Spacecraft Series runner-M provide digital data and messages about the location of subscriber terminals defined by the GLONASS / GPS, as well as providing e-mail. Start booster Rokot with the device is scheduled for early September this year.

"Started the final work on the booster Rokot launch spacecraft Gonets-M. Combat crews of the first center of testing and use of space resources is docked spacecraft with Briz-KM. After checking the assembly will be installed heat shield. Then the space head part of the temperature control and will be transported to the launch facility, where it will dock with power accelerators "- he said.
After docking with the extension of transport-launch canister and filling the launcher will be a series of inspections, analysis and evaluation of their results, Zolotukhin said.

«Then a state commission, comprising representatives of industrial enterprises, the command of the Space Forces and the Plesetsk launch site, the authorized number of military calculation to decide on preparedness booster Rokot launch spacecraft», — said representative of the Ministry of Defense.

In mid-August at the launch site was carried out so-called dry run — check build booster «rumble» and fairing with a block of accelerators with a set of checkpoint launching equipment launch facility.

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