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JCSAT 11 Launch Campaign Report: Breeze M Upper Stage for Proton M Rocket Delivered to Baikonur

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:24 am
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(Khrunichev) – The Breeze M upper stage, supplied by Khrunichev, for the Proton M integrated launch vehicle – which will be used to launch JCSAT -11 satellite for Japan – has arrived today, on 14 August, at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

The Breeze M was delivered in Jubileyniy airport, Kazakhstan, onboard a heavy transport airplane AN-124-100 Ruslan owned by the prime Russian carrier Polet.

The upper stage will be transported at assembly and testing Building 92A-50, where launch team from Krunichev Space Center – the Moscow based designer and manufacturer of the Russian Proton vehicle family- will start routine preparations to ready the upper stage for integration with the launch vehicle.

The other key components of the integrated space launcher – a core Proton rocket and JCSAT 11 satellite- has been undergoing pre- launch preparations at the same building.

The preparations for the JCSAT -11 launch scheduled on Khrunichev –made Proton rocket in September has been going smoothly.

JCSAT-11 is a commercial telecommunications satellite. JCSAT-11, built by Lockheed Martin Corp., will serve as a back up satellite for all JSAT Corporation fleet throughout Japan, Asia-Pacific Region and Hawaii.

International Launch Services will provide launch services on Khrunichev –built Proton rocket. ILS is a joint venture of Space Transport Inc., Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center and RSC Energia of Moscow. ILS is incorporated in Delaware in the U.S. and is headquartered in McLean, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C.

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