Saturday, October 17, 2015

Russian Proton-M places Turkish satellite on suborbital path

A Russian Protom-M carries rocket, which was launched late on Friday from the Baikonur space pad in Kazakhstan, has placed its Briz-M booster with a Turkish Turksat 4B satellite to a low suborbital path, Russian Space Agency Roscosmos told TASS on Friday.

"The upper stage has separated from the carrier rocket’s third stage," the spokesman said.

The rocket will be further placed to the designated orbit by means of switching Briz-M engines five times.

The satellite will be placed on its orbit at 08:53 a.m. Moscow time on October 17.


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  1. Turkey has launched its TURKSAT 4B communications satellite, the country's sixth to be put into orbit, from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan on Friday night...

    The Turksat 4B telecommunication satellite was jointly produced by Turkish and Japanese engineers at Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

    It was designed for mission durations of 15 years and beyond, according to the Turkish Communications Ministry.

    It will cover South Western Asia, including Turkey, Africa, Europe, Middle East and Central Asia.

    Turkish officials say Turksat 4B will reduce Internet services provider fees and speed up access.


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