14 июля 2011 18:38

Preparation for KazSat-2 launch

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Electrical inspections and installation of KazSat-2 on Briz-M upper-stage rocket, June 27-28. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center© Electrical inspections and installation of KazSat-2 on Briz-M upper-stage rocket, June 27-28. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©


Baikonur is preparing for the second space launch with the use of Proton carrier-rocket this year. The launch of Proton M with Briz-M upper-stage rocket and satellites OS-2 (USA) and KazSat-2 (Kazakhstan) is scheduled for July 16. The rocket was transported from technical area to launching area on Monday, July 11. The photo gallery by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center shows final operations with Proton done by experts of the Center and other Roscosmos' companies in the technical complex on July 7-9, as well as transportation of the rocket and its installation at the launch pad. Source: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Docking of OS-2 ( SES 3) with KazSat 2 and Briz-M upper-stage rocket, June 29-30. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Docking of OS-2 ( SES 3) with KazSat 2 and Briz-M upper-stage rocket, June 29-30.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

KazSat-2 is considered to be a small space craft. Its weight is 1,272 kg. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

KazSat-2 is considered to be a small space craft. Its weight is 1,272 kg.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Transportation of payload assembly to the finishing area for docking with Proton-M, July 03. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Transportation of payload assembly to the finishing area for docking with Proton-M, July 03.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

"Knurling" of payload fairing and final operations with payload assembly, July 2-3. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

"Knurling" of payload fairing and final operations with payload assembly, July 2-3.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

The unit is equipped with 20 retransmitters, 16 of which are active and 4 are reserve. It weighs 1,330 kg and has to operate in   geostationary earth orbit for 12 years, rendering telecommunication services to users in Kazakhstan, Central Asian and central part of Russia. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

The unit is equipped with 20 retransmitters, 16 of which are active and 4 are reserve. It weighs 1,330 kg and has to operate in geostationary earth orbit for 12 years, rendering telecommunication services to users in Kazakhstan, Central Asian and central part of Russia.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Docking payload assembly with Proton-M, July 03. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Docking payload assembly with Proton-M, July 03.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Finishing works on the rocket in the Hall 111. Preparation for transportation to the fueling station. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Finishing works on the rocket in the Hall 111. Preparation for transportation to the fueling station.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Transportation from fuel station to the launch pad, July 11. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Transportation from fuel station to the launch pad, July 11.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Launch of SES-3 and KazSat-2 will be the second launch of Proton in 2011 and 365th launch in its history.<br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Launch of SES-3 and KazSat-2 will be the second launch of Proton in 2011 and 365th launch in its history.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Initially KazSat-2 was scheduled for a launch in December 2009. It was postponed to the end of 2010 over technical problems. Later the lauch was rescheduled to July 10, but it was delayed again. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

Initially KazSat-2 was scheduled for a launch in December 2009. It was postponed to the end of 2010 over technical problems. Later the lauch was rescheduled to July 10, but it was delayed again.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

The launch of KazSat-2 is scheduled for July 16. <br>Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

The launch of KazSat-2 is scheduled for July 16.
Photo: Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center©

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