From Baikonur to Moscow returned the three defective rocket "proton-M"
All three of the carrier rocket "proton-M", which found faulty components of 2015-2016 of production, returned from Baikonur to Moscow for repairs, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
According to him, one of these missiles have already been repaired, sent back to Baikonur in late July with her help, was successfully launched telecommunications satellites, "Express-80" and "Express-103".
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. According to the newspaper "Vedomosti", it was about the faulty bolts used for fastening pipelines second stage of the rocket.
In April the 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. In the same month, two of the three were on the Baikonur rocket "proton" was sent to Moscow for repairs, a third rocket was planned to send later.