The rocket "proton" replaced defective components
Admitted in 2015-2016 marriage on the rocket "proton-M" resolved, the product is ready to launch a telecommunications satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103". It is expected to send media to the Baikonur cosmodrome, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of Roscosmos.
The spokesman added that this "proton" is designed to launch satellites "Express".
In March the General Director of the Khrunichev Center Alex Morocco told RIA Novosti that the launch of "Express" postponed due to necessary replacement of defective components in the Proton, discovered at Baikonur. According to the newspaper "Vedomosti", it was about the faulty bolts used for fastening pipelines second stage of the rocket.
In April, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti that "proton" return to Moscow for repair. Later the General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin told that marriage is made in 2015-2016 in the manufacture of individual components at the Ust-Katavsky car-building plant in Chelyabinsk region, said that the launch of "Express" postponed to July.
In may, another RIA Novosti source in the industry said that the launch is planned on July 30.
The satellites of "Express-80" and "Express-103" manufactured by "Information satellite systems named after Reshetnev" in the interests of the enterprise "Space communication", will operate in geostationary orbit (a circular orbit 35 786 thousand kilometers) in the setups 80 degrees and 96.5 degrees East longitude respectively. They are designed to provide communication services and broadcasting in C-, Ku - and L-bands, in Russia and in the CIS countries.