Proton with Russian military satellite installed in launching pad at Baikonur
Baikonur. August 2. KazTAG - Proton-M rocket with Russian military satellite of Blagovest series has been installed in the launching pad at Baikonur.
Proton-M with Blagovest space vehicle will be launched on August 6 at 3.55 of Nur-Sultan time.
The spacecraft of the Cosmos series is the third spacecraft of the four Russian heavy-class communication satellites made for the Russian Ministry of Defense. The spacecraft was created on the basis of the unpressurized heavy-class platform Express-2000.
The previous two Blagovest spacecrafts were launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on August 17, 2017 and on April 19, 2018.
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