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Update: Proton lifts off with Ekspress AM5 satellite

Submit on Friday, December 27th, 2013 22:59

The Ekspress-AM5 telecommunications spacecraft, designed and constructed by Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company, was successfully launched into supersynchronous transfer orbit on 26 December 2013. A ground control station received signals from the spacecraft, verifying it is healthy in orbit – solar panels deployed, the onboard equipment is performing as designed, Sun acquisition has been completed successfully.Related Post:Shuttle launch delayed againSTS-119 delayed three more days at leastDelay of the day: STS-119Hubble mission to start one day earlier than previously plannedNASA to launch Discovery as plannedNext shuttle launch on 13 June7 February confirmed as STS-122 launch dateSTS-123 launch date confirmedZemanta

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