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The state Commission on Baikonur approved the longest flight in history "proton-M"

The state Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome gave the nod to the start of the carrier rocket "proton-M" with telecommunication satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" the removal of which in orbit will take a record 18 hours, according to "Roskosmos".

"The state Commission made a decision about filling the carrier rocket "proton-M" propellants and confirmed start time", - stated in the message on the website of the Corporation.

The flight of "Proton-M" with the satellite "Express" will become the longest in history

The launching into orbit telecommunications satellites "Express-80" and "Express-103", which on 30 July launch rocket "proton-M" will become the longest in history.

As reported on Sunday, "Roscosmos", the "separation of the spacecraft "Express-80" from the upper stage "breeze-M" is expected in 17 hours 59 minutes after the start, "Express-103" another 17 minutes."

Rogozin called the timing of the transfer of military heavy rocket "Angara"

Booster heavy class "Angara-A5" will be transferred to the defense Ministry in July, told reporters the General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin during his visit to Perm JSC "proton-PM".

"This month the Moscow rocket factory Center. M. V. Khrunichev delivers a flying car military, now execute all documents. The rocket is ready. Expect it in the coming weeks, sent to the spaceport in Plesetsk defense Ministry", — he said.