RB Breeze-M to launch a Canadian communications satellite delivered to Baikonur

The morning of February 10, 2013 at the airport "Jubilee" landed an AN-124-100, which is delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome booster "Briz-M". This booster made in the Khrunichev Center, will be used as part of a space rocket "Proton-M" to the orbit telecommunication satellite Anik G1. Roscosmos specialists of enterprises carried out work to unload the container with the upper stage of the cargo compartment of the aircraft and its delivery to the assembly and testing facility 92A-50, which will be the preparation of "Breeze" for launch. The contract for the launch of a carrier rocket "Proton" space vehicle for the Canadian Anik G1 satellite operator Telesat entered into a company International Launch Services. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2013.

The upper stage "Breeze-M" — booster for carrier rockets "Proton-M", "Angara". "Breeze-M" provides the removal of spacecraft into low, medium, high orbit and geostationary orbit. The use of booster "Briz-M" as part of the carrier rocket "Proton-M" allows you to increase the mass of the payload into geostationary orbit output up to 3.7 tons, and the transfer orbit at more than 6 tons.

The first launch complex "Proton-M" — "Breeze-M" was held April 7, 2001.

The performance characteristics of the upper stage "Breeze-M"


RB "Breeze-M"


The upper stage, which consists of a central unit on the basis of RB "Breeze-KM" and the surrounding discharged auxiliary fuel tank toroidal shape.


in the "Proton-M" LV "Angara-A3" and "Angara-A5"

The main features

• extremely small size;

• the possibility of removing heavy and bulky AC;

• the possibility of long-term operation in flight

The initial weight, t

to 22.5

Refillable fuel tank (AT + UDMH), t


The type, number, and thrust in a vacuum motors

LRE 14D30 (1 pc.), 2.0 ton (marching)

LRE 11D458 (4 pcs.) To 40 kg (engines correction)

17D58E (12 pcs.) At 1.36 kg (engines orientation and stabilization)

Switching on the main engine

to 8

The maximum time an autonomous flight hour.

at least 24 (as TTZ)

Year of first flight


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