Start of Proton-M with 2 communication satellites ended in failure

Start rocket "Proton-M" with 2 communication satellites "ended abnormally", reports RIA announcements, citing a source in the Russian gallakticheskoy industry. Roscosmos information about the failed launch confirmed.

A prerequisite for trouble, according to preliminary data, was the failure of the upper stage "Breeze-M". "Two inclusion razgonnika held regularly, and the third did not take place," — said the source RIA announcements, adding that the two satellites can be considered lost.

Carrier rocket "Proton-M" satellite communication "Express-MD2" and "Telkom-3" was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on August 6 at 23:31 by Moscow time. Start was in normal mode. Department "Telkom-3" and "Express-MD2" from the upper stage "Breeze-M" was scheduled for 8:44 and 9:14 in the metropolitan time, respectively.

Satellite communication "Express-MD2" was created in the Khrunichev Center, along with the Italian division of Thales Alenia Space. Gallaktichesky unit is designed to implement a continuous clock relay disk imaging flows in different directions in a satellite communication and broadcasting of the Russian Federation.

"Telkom-3" made of "Information Satellite Systems" Academician Reshetnev "commissioned by the Indonesian company PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Jakarta). It was intended to provide communications and television broadcasting in Indonesia and Indochina.

Russian gallakticheskaya branch over the last couple of years, held a series of failed launches gallakticheskih devices. In December 2010, as a result of poor start had lost three satellites "Glonass-M", which fell into the Pacific Ocean, in February 2011, a military satellite mission "Geo-IK-2" was placed in an unplanned orbit, and in August of the same year, the satellite "Express-AM4" sent into orbit a rocket-nositelm "Proton-M "has not entered the link. In addition, in August 2011, to international gallakticheskoy station failed to reach "Progress M-12M", in November, the Federal Space Agency failed to launch to Mars automatic interplanetary station "Phobos-Grunt", and in December was lost communications satellite "Meridian-5 . "

Launch vehicles such as the "Proton-M" will stop

Launch rocket "Proton-M" with the upper stage "Breeze-M" will be suspended until the circumstances contingency that occurred on the night of August 7, reports RIA announcements, citing sources in the Russian space industry.

Launches "Proton" will be resumed only after the findings of the emergency committee, told the agency. In the commission's work will certainly perceive the role as the Russian Federal Space Agency specialists, and representatives of the Marshall Center. Khrunichev, produce the upper stage "Breeze-M", they said.

In turn, the agency "Interfax" referring also to the representatives of the space industry, reports that because of the poor start of the Russian Space Agency may be followed by severe measures, right up to the dismissal of manager Gallakticheskogo Center. Khrunichev, Vladimir Nesterov. Over the last tragedy reminded the source, the Center's management. Khrunichev managed to escape punishment.

A bad start "Proton-M", which is due to failure of the upper stage on August 7, failed to bring into orbit communication satellites, "Express-MD2" and "Telkom-3", was the first similar case in 2012. In 2010-2011, our home held a series of failed launches gallakticheskih vehicles, after which the Federal Space Agency has commissioned the industry enterprises and their acceptance of the technology has increased the requirements for prelaunch. "The tragedy of" Proton-M "calls into swing Roskocmosom measures adopted, and for that someone should be punished," — said the official.

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