Source Pravda.Ru

Preparations to launch Rokot booster proceed according to schedule

Preparations to launch the Rokot booster from the Russian Plesetsk launching site proceed according to schedule, the press service of the Russian Space Troop has been quoted as saying.

On Friday, the launching site experts completed one of the most difficult operations. They attached the post-boost vehicle to the Rokot light booster. The rocket has already been vertically installed on the land launch pod /pod #133/ in a transport-launch container.

The post-boost vehicle contains two US Iridium satellites attached to the Briz-KM boost block.

The Rokot is expected to enter the orbit on June 19th 2002. Before this deadline, experts will carry out complex tests of the rocket's electric circuits, on-board systems and of those of the launch pod.

Comments
Is Putin guilty of the Kerch school massacre?
Russia will not let NATO warships into Sea of Azov
Is Putin guilty of the Kerch school massacre?
Russia joins forces with Egypt to establish law and order in the Middle East
Russia builds her first-ever turbojet engine for civil aviation
Russia builds her first-ever turbojet engine for civil aviation
Russia delivers technologically advanced S-300 systems to Syria
Russia delivers technologically advanced S-300 systems to Syria
Kerch college shooter grew up in dysfunctional family
Kerch college shooter grew up in dysfunctional family
Russia delivers technologically advanced S-300 systems to Syria
Russia and Germany develop anti-Polish collusion
Russia and Germany develop anti-Polish collusion
Putin: Russians will go to heaven in case of nuclear war
Putin: Russians will go to heaven in case of nuclear war
Putin: Russians will go to heaven in case of nuclear war
Putin: Russians will go to heaven in case of nuclear war
Russia builds her first-ever turbojet engine for civil aviation
Can China take it to the limit in the trade war with USA?
Saudi Arabia knows how to dismember journalists and get away with it
Saudi Arabia knows how to dismember journalists and get away with it