Proton Set for Second Flight of 2013

Proton on the Way Credit :  Roscosmos

Proton on the Way
Credit : Roscosmos

A Russian Proton Booster, operating for International Launch Services out of Reston, Va. is set for the launch of the Anik G1 Canadian Comsat today at 2:36 PM EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch will be the second of 2013 for Proton, which is attempting to shake off a recent history of three failures in the last two years related to the booster’s Briz upper stage engine. The launch will be broadcast live at this address.

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