Alexei Zolotukhin, the colonel and the head of the troops Aerospace Defense has reported the successful injection into the Earth’s orbit around the complex space robots “Messenger-M”, acting as a binder. Launch was held from the site Plesetsk. The carrier serves domestic rocket “Rokot».
Colonel informs start was made at 16:48 Moscow time. A rocket to the accompaniment of instruments taken from the center of them. Titov already at 16:51. Exactly 2 minutes from the carrier complied undock upper stage “Briz-KM”. Reaching orbit at 18:45, satellites switched to control the customer – JSC “Satellite system” messenger. ” Further control over the work and mission of automated stations will be provided by expert customer.
«We were able to deploy staff grouping devices in orbit numbering 12 pieces. It was the first time in 20 years, “- quotes the head of the company’s” Messenger “Dmitry Bakanova edition” Komersant ».
The launch with the devices of the” Messenger “was planned for March 3. However, experts state commission came to the decision to return the rocket to the hangar for another test systems and completion of the second stage engine.Tags: apparatus, system, satellite