Launching of the US telecommunications satellite, AMS-9 /G-12/, from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for May 19th, press secretary of the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, Rosaviakosmos, Sergei Gorbunov has reported.
A Russian Proton-K with the Briz-M upper-stage rocket will be used as a rocket carrier, he pointed out.
At first the satellite was due to be launched in April. However, small technical failures were discovered at the firing pad, while testing the rocket carrier and the upper-stage rocket, and the launching was postponed.
The behavior of the Russian inspector satellite, which was launched in the autumn of 2017, puzzles military officials in the United States
When the bill was submitted to Congress on August 2, the reason for imposing the new sanctions on Russia was based on Russia's alleged interference in the US presidential election in 2016, but then something clicked