JULY 15, 2019, BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN – Following is a press release from Roscosmos and Khrunichev: The Proton M launch vehicle with the Block DM-3 upper stage and the Spektr-RG astrophysical observatory was successfully launched from Site 81 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 13, 2019 at 3:30:57 p.m. Moscow time. The launch and flight were completed with no issues making this the second launch of this type of vehicle in 2019.
The Proton launch vehicle with the Spektr-RG observatory was delivered to Site 81 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday, July 9. The Federal (non-ILS) launch with the DM-03 upper stage will take place on July 12, 2019.
The following is an article from TASS News Agency: Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos has placed an order to the tune of 2 billion rubles ($31 million) for the manufacture of a light Angara-1.2 carrier rocket for the launch of Gonets-M satellites, according to the information posted on the government’s procurement website on Monday.
MOSCOW, May 31, 2019 – Following is a joint press release from Roscosmos/Khrunichev Space Center: The Proton M / Breeze M integrated launch vehicle was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on May 30 at 8:42 pm (Moscow time) and successfully injected the Yamal-601 telecommunication satellite into orbit for the Russian satellite operator JSC Gazprom Space Systems.
MAY 16, 2019, WASHINGTON D.C. – The following is a press release from Khrunichev Space Center: Preparations to launch the Proton M vehicle with the Russian Yamal-601 communications satellite manufactured by France’s Thales Alenia Space for the Russian satellite operator, Gazprom Space Systems, have been ongoing as planned at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
WASHINGTON, DC – April 12, 2019 – International Launch Services (ILS), a U.S.-based global commercial launch services provider, is inaugurating a new era in its 25-plus-year history, and in the life of the historic Proton M launch vehicle, company officials have declared.
The following press release was published by Khrunichev on March 6, 2019: One of the top priorities at Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (Khrunichev Center) is to ensure the quality and reliability of the Proton launch vehicles.