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JCSAT 11 Launch Campaign Enters Final Stage

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:52 pm
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(Khrunichev) – The preparations for Proton M mission with JSCAT 11 telecommunications satellite enters decisive stages when Khrunichev- led international launch team has integrated the Space Head Unit ( made of the spacecraft, adapter, Breeze M upper stage and payload fairing) to Proton rocket and began today routine electrical checks of the Integrated Space Launch Vehicle (a combination of Space Head Unit , Proton Breeze M rocket and JCSAT 11 spacecraft) in Hall 101 of Assembly and Test Building 92-A50 (“MIK”).

According to the launch schedule, tomorrow, on August 30, the fully integrated space launch vehicle will be transferred from Hall 111 to technological fueling station for Breeze M upper stage fueling. The fueling of low -pressure tanks of Breeze M upper stage with propellants will last the next couple of days.

After this stage is completed, the Russian State Commission will be held on September 1st to verify the readiness of the Integrated Launch Vehicle for rolling out to the Launch Pad.

The JSAT Corp.’s JCSAT 11 spacecraft is scheduled to be launched aboard Proton M/Breeze M on September 6.

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