Today, November 3 at 01 min chas.04. MSK. launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch vehicle "Proton-M" satellites "Luch-5B" and "Yamal-300K." It was the ninth since the beginning of this year the launch of the space using Russian carrier rocket "Proton".
Start-up was in normal mode. In line with the program launch orbital assembly separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle and continued autonomous flight. Further removal of the spacecraft to the target orbit is accomplished by switching the four main engine upper stage "Breeze-M".
SC "Luch-5B" — the second multifunctional space satellite relay system "Ray." As in the preceding SC "Luch-5A", it was created in JSC "Information Satellite Systems" Academician MF Reshetnev "based on the platform of the middle class" Express-1000. "
Satellites "Ray" are for information exchange low-flying objects rocket and space technology, especially with the Russian segment of the International Space Station with Earth. The first spacecraft of the series — "Luch-5A" was successfully launched on December 11, 2011 from launch complex 81 site Baikonur Cosmodrome using a space rocket "Proton-M" and the upper stage "Breeze-M".
Spacecraft communications and broadcasting "Yamal-300K" is based on a modern platform "Express-1000H" in the JSC "ISS" commissioned by satellite operator JSC "Gazprom Space Systems." Satellite "Yamal-300K", in geostationary orbit at 90 ° East state must provide services in Russia and the CIS countries in the C-and Ku-band frequencies.