. 24/7 Space News .
First 2019 Proton-M Rocket Launch From Baikonur Slated for May
by Staff Writers
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (SPX) Apr 03, 2019

File image of a Proton-M ready for transport to the launch pad.

The first 2019 launch of the Russian-built Proton-M carrier rocket with the Blagovest telecommunications satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome will take place on 23 May, a source in the rocket and space industry told Sputnik.

Last week, another source told Sputnik that the first 2019 launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket from Baikonur had been postponed from May 17 to 24-25 May.

"The launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket with the Briz-M upper stage and the Blagovest satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome is going to take place on 23 May", the source said.

In mid-February, Deputy Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Igor Morozov, said that the final launch from Baikonur for the Defense Ministry will be held in 2019 after which all the launches for the military would be carried out from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

A source in the aerospace industry told Sputnik earlier in March that the military planned to complete the constellation of four Blagovest satellites with this launch. The first three satellites of the group were brought to the orbit in August 2017, April 2018 and December 2018.

According to the ISS-Reshetnev Company, the manufacturer of Blagovest, the satellites are designed to provide high-speed internet access, communication services and television and radio broadcasting to the military.

Source: RIA Novosti

Related Links
ISS-Reshetnev Company
Rocket Science News at Space-Travel.Com

Thanks for being there;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5+ Billed Monthly

paypal only
SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal

India launches PSLV-C45, with spysat and 28 microsats onboard
Sriharikota, India (ISRO) Apr 02, 2019
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle has successfully launched EMISAT and 28 international customer satellites into their designated orbits. The PSLV-C45 mission lifted off at 09:27 Hrs (IST) on April 01, 2019 from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota in its 47th flight. This flight marked the first mission of PSLV-QL, a new variant of PSLV with four strap-on motors. About 17 minutes and 12 seconds after lift-off, EMISAT was successfully injected into inten ... read more

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

US Asked Russia to Delay Soyuz MS-13 July Launch to ISS for Two Weeks - Source

NASA Astronauts Complete 215th Spacewalk at Station

NASA defends scrapping all-women spacewalk

The Voyage to Interstellar Space

China completes compatibility test on core parts of rocket engine

India launches PSLV-C45, with spysat and 28 microsats onboard

Arianespace Flight VS22: A fifth launch for the operator SES and its O3b constellation

Russian S7 space firm to cancel deal with Ukraine's rocket maker

New evidence of deep groundwater on Mars

NASA's Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests

Rivers raged on Mars late into its history

Mars calling

China launches new data relay satellite

Super-powerful Long March 9 said to begin missions around 2030

China preparing for space station missions

China's lunar rover studies stones on moon's far side

Inmarsat agrees to $3.4 bn takeover from consortium

OneWeb starts to mass-produce satellites in Florida

UAE announces pan-Arab body for space programme

Lockheed Martin develops world-first LTE-Over-Satellite System

Indian satellite destruction creates debris field of 'space junk'

Bodybags, rats, waste: Disaster response turns to VR for grim training

Adhesive formed from bee spit and flower oil could form basis of new glues

Rapid magnetic 3D printing of human cells

Surviving A Hostile Planet

Exoplanet Under the Looking Glass

Astronomers Discover Two New Planets Using Artificial Intelligence

Exoplanet satellite ready

Jupiter's unknown journey revealed

A Prehistoric Mystery in the Kuiper Belt

Ultima Thule in 3D

SwRI-led New Horizons research indicates small Kuiper Belt objects are surprisingly rare

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - 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. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.