Ekran

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit 200/40 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Ekran was a Soviet series of geostationary satellites which were the first in the world to provide Direct-To-Home TV service.

Proton-K/DM

Family: Proton / UR-500
Configuration: DM

The Proton-K was a Russian, previously Soviet, carrier rocket derived from the earlier Proton. It was built by Khrunichev, and launched from sites 81 and 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    59.0 m
  • Diameter
    4.15 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.15 m
  • Launch Mass
    711 T
  • Thrust
    8847 kN
Family
  • Name
    Proton-K/DM
  • Family
    Proton / UR-500
  • Variant
    DM
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Proton-K/DM
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
    1880 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

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Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 178 Failures: 15 Pending: 3

Agency Type: Government

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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