Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center


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Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 75 Failures: 10 Pending: 16

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.


Launch Vehicle


Configuration: Briz-M Enhanced
Family: Proton / UR-500

Vehicle Specifications

Proton-M Briz-M Enhanced
GTO: None
LEO: None
Length: None m
Diameter: None m
Launch Mass: Nonek kg
Thurst: None kN


SES-3 is a geostationary communications satellite, providing broadcasting and network services to North America. It was launched alongside with the kazakh communications satellite KazSat-2, which replaced previously lost KazSat-1 and covers Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

Launch Window

NET: July 15th 2011 - 23:16 UTC

Open: July 15th 2011 - 23:16 UTC

Close: July 15th 2011 - 23:16 UTC

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

200/39 (200L), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan




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