Rocket «proton-M» was launched from Baikonur after a year break

The carrier rocket «proton-M» launched from Baikonur cosmodrome after a year break due to problems with engines. It put into orbit the American communication satellite Echostar-21.

From Baikonur cosmodrome was successfully launched the carrier rocket «proton-M» with American communications satellite Echostar-21 after a one-year break in runs. This is stated on the website of the state Corporation «Roscosmos».

Video of the launch of the carrier rocket #Proton with the upper stage #Prism and spacecraft #EchoStar21. pic.twitter.com/MbMzyGMSP1

— ROSCOSMOS (@roscosmos) June 8, 2017

The start was made at 6:45. The separation of the satellite is scheduled in 9 hours after launch, approximately at 15:58 Moscow time. At the moment the head unit into a geosynchronous transfer orbit.

The head in structure #EchoStar21 and booster #Prism into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The office at 15:58 GMT. pic.twitter.com/FHmQ0634p7

— ROSCOSMOS (@roscosmos) June 8, 2017

Launches of rockets «proton-M» suspended from 9 June 2016. Then, when in orbit the satellite Intelsat-31 problems have arisen in the operation of the engine booster. The spacecraft is still put into orbit, but experts of Roskosmos decided that it was necessary to recall all the faulty engines and fix them.

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Rocket «proton-M» was launched from Baikonur after a year break 09.06.2017

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