Rocket "Proton-M", which will orbit the most powerful and high-tech to date Russian communications satellite "Express-AM4" taken out to the launch pad to continue preparation for the launch, said in a statement on the website of Roscosmos.
Launch a communications satellite "Express-AM4" is scheduled to perform on August 18 at 01.25 MSK.
"Fifteenth of August from operations and checkout building site 92a-50 Baikonur Cosmodrome hosted removal of a space rocket" Proton-M "with the spacecraft" Express-AM4 ". The rocket "Proton-M" with telecommunications spacecraft delivered to launch pad area 200 for the final phase of pre-launch preparation, "- said in a statement.
After an inspection of the carrier rocket launching calculations begin to plan activities for the first launch of the day.
Satellite "Express-AM4" was created by the Khrunichev Center in cooperation with EADS Astrium to order Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Satellite Communications." Satellite mass of 5755 kilograms, the life expectancy in orbit — 15 years. Spacecraft 30 has a C-band transponders 28 — Ku-band, two — Ka-band and three — L-band.