"Proton-M", which found marriage, and after repairs was sent to Baikonur
The carrier rocket "proton-M", which was previously discovered defective parts and had to return from Baikonur to Moscow, sent to the launch site for the upcoming launch, the press service of the Khrunichev Centre.
"June 4 of the rocket-space plant JSC "GKNPTs im. M. V. Khrunichev" (enters into state Corporation "Roscosmos") to the Baikonur cosmodrome sent blocks of a space rocket "proton-M" and booster "Briz-M". All activities associated with sending the train, went normally," - said in a statement received by RIA Novosti.
The rocket is used for launching telecommunications satellites, "Express-80" and "Express-103" in the interests of the Russian satellite operator of FGUP "Space communication".
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 the Baikonur cosmodrome. 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 General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the marriage was admitted 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. May 30, RIA Novosti source in the industry said that the marriage in the rocket eliminated.