Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines

Russia to restart Proton rocket launches after crash

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

The Proton-M rocket. A Roscosmos photo

MOSCOW(AFP): Russia plans to restart launches of its Proton-M rocket in September, a top space official has said, ending a freeze that was introduced when one of the carrier rockets crashed in July.

In one of Russia's worst space failures of recent years, a Proton-M rocket carrying navigation satellites exploded shortly after takeoff on July 2. All scheduled launches were then shelved pending an investigation.

"The first launch will take place when we have carried out all the necessary planned work, provisionally this will be in September," the deputy head of the Russian space agency, Alexander Lopatin recently told journalists, quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency.

The exact date will depend on the recommendations of the commission investigating the accident, he added. The commission has already said the cause was the incorrect installation of sensors detecting speed and direction.

Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin said that the first rocket launch would take up a foreign satellite.

"By the end of the year we will try to carry out four to five Proton launches following the accident," he said, quoted by RIA Novosti.

Tags:

Russia  Proton  Rocket  Space  Satellite  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

ISRO to send lady robot 'Vyomamitra' in unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft

Even before orbiting astronauts on India's first manned mission to the space in December 2021, the Indian Space Research Organisation will send 'Vyomamitra', a 'lady robot', in unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2020

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery