Japanese corporation "Mitsubishi Electric" has chosen the Russian launch vehicle (LV) "Proton" for delivery to orbit two telecommunications spacecraft (SC) to his partner — Turkish operator of communications satellites "Turksat." ITAR-TASS news agency reported on Friday in the company "International Launch SERVICES" (HUD), in which the majority share owned by the State Research and Production Space Center (Khrunichev) SCRMC.
Satellite "Turksat-4A" and "Turksat-4B", which will be produced by the Japanese corporation, is supposed to bring into space from the Baikonur cosmodrome in late 2013 and early 2014 The weight of each of these devices is about 3.8 tons They are designed to provision of telecommunications services and broadcasting of TV programs on a vast region — Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa. The estimated time of the satellites — 15 years.
Previously, the withdrawal of their spacecraft company "Turksat" used evropeyskuyuRN "Arian". "We are pleased that we have a new customer -" Mitsubishi Electric ", and reaffirm our commitment to deliver on time to orbit two satellites for their partner" Turksat "- the president said Frank McKenna, ILS.
ILS is based in Reston (sht.Virdzhiniya) and promotes the international market services "Proton" and the upper stage "Breeze-M" which are designed Khrunichev SCRMC. The joint venture was established in 1995 by companies "Lockheed Martin", Khrunichev and RSC "Energia". In 2006, "Lockheed Martin" came from the partnership by selling a majority stake to one of German businessmen. In May 2008, Khrunichev bought the stake. HUD has implemented since 1996 has run the 64 "Proton".