Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. 24/7 Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Russian Proton-M Carrier Rocket Launch Postponed 24 Hours

File photo of a Proton M Briz M rocket

Moscow (SPX) Dec 06, 2005
The launch of a Proton-M Russian carrier rocket, carrying a U.S. AMC-23 satellite (WorldSat-3) has been postponed by one day, until December 7, RIA Novosti reported a space agency official as saying Monday.

"The launch was postponed due to the revealed problems in the systems of the Russian Briz-M booster, manufactured by the Khrunichev center," Federal Space Agency spokesman Vyacheslav Davidenko said.

The AMC-23/WorldSat-3 was manufactured by French company AAS and is owned by the United States' SES Americom, a provider of satellite communications. The satellite has a flight weight of 5.027kg and a calculated service life of 16 years writes RIA Novosti.

Proton-M carrier rockets and Briz-M boosters are manufactured by the Russian Khrunichev Space Center.

Launch services are provided under contract with the joint venture International Launch Services (ILS), which includes Lockheed Martin and Khrunichev.

Related Links
SES Americom
ILS
SpaceDaily
Search SpaceDaily
Subscribe To SpaceDaily Express



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


First Brazilian Rocket Launched From Esrange
Esrange, Sweden (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
Thursday, the Texus-EML sounding rocket which is jointly funded by ESA and DLR was successfully launched from Esrange at 09.04 UT. The Brazilian rocket motor VSB-30, was used for the very first time at Esrange. The flight provided 6 minutes and 37 seconds of microgravity as planned.







  • Europe To Prioritise Homegrown Satellite Launchers
  • Europeans Space Program Must Become More Independent
  • NASA Announces Planetary Science Vehicle Competition
  • Northrop Grumman Establishes New Space Exploration Organization

  • Opportunity Tells A Hard Tale
  • Mars Rovers Continue To Explore And Amaze One Year Later
  • Spirit Making Progress In Climb Down Columbia Hills
  • Mars Express Uncovering Buried Craters And Underground Ice

  • Russian Proton-M Carrier Rocket Launch Postponed 24 Hours
  • First Brazilian Rocket Launched From Esrange
  • Energia Could Be On Stock Exchange In Five Years
  • First Countdown For New Two Stage Rocket Motor At Esrange

  • Unprecedented View Of Upper Atmosphere Created By NASA Scientists
  • Space Radar Advances And Application
  • Aerosonde Successfully Completes Weatherscout GUAM Trials
  • Landsat 5 Back-Up Solar Array Drive Having Technical Problems

  • New Horizons Launch Preparations Move Ahead
  • Free Lectures On Exploring Pluto Coming Up At Pasadena City College
  • Astronomers Announce Discovery Of Two New Moons Of Pluto
  • NASA Says Pluto May Have Three Moons Instead Of One

  • ESA's Integral and XMM-Newton missions extended
  • Cornell Astronomers Investigate Cosmic Forces That Produce New Galaxies
  • Hubble And Sloan Quadruple Number Of Known Optical Einstein Rings
  • Astrophysicists Put Kibosh On Alternative Theory Of Star Formation

  • Russian Technologies Can Put Cosmonauts On Moon
  • India Awaits Approval For Chandrayan Lunar Mission
  • Apollo 2 Will Take Real Money To Emulate The Original
  • Trip Into Moon Orbit May Cost Tourists $100 Million

  • Agreement Reached For Location Of Galileo Programme Facilities
  • Orbital Awarded 300 Bus Fleet Management Deal By Californian Foothill Transit
  • First Galileo Satellite Travels From ESTEC To Launch Site
  • Launch Of First Galileo GPS Satellite Underway At Baikonur

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement