by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2016
A Proton-M rocket and a Briz-M booster have arrived at the Russian spaceport in Kazakhstan, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said Monday.
The agency is preparing to launch EchoStar XXI, a communications satellite, late December. It is designed to provide mobile services to the European Union.
"Proton-M and Briz-M ... were transported on Sunday from the Khrunichev Center to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Proton-M rocket is scheduled to lift off with EchoStar XXI on December 22, 2016," the agency said in a statement.
The satellite was produced by California-based spacecraft maker SSL. It was due to be put into orbit in the first months of the year but the launch was pushed back several times, most recently to November 23.
Source: Sputnik News
Space Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration News
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|