The Russian Federation's Aerospace Agency (ROSCOSMOS) has announced that two telecommunications satellites failed to reach their prescribed orbit.
Russia launched two telecommunications satellites aboard a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan but failed to reach their prescribed orbit as a result of a fault in the rocket's propulsion unit.
Russian media quoted some senior aerospace officials as saying that the launching of (Proton) rockets will be suspended in future until the cause of the accident could be determined.
(Express/MD2) was presumed to improve TV broadcast and telecommunications in the former USSR countries over a period of ten years.
The Russian satellite (Telecom/3) was manufactured in favor of Indonesia for the purpose of providing telecommunication service for Indonesia over the next fifteen years.(IY)
According to RIA Novosti, Russian Space Agency Roscosmos will suspend the launches of Proton-M rocket carriers with Briz-M boosters following the incident on late Monday when the booster had failed to bring two satellites into a calculated transition orbit.
“All further Proton launches will be postponed until the emergency commission, which is likely to be established soon, determines the cause of the failure,” it said quoting a source.