Russia Launches British Communications Satellite Into Space

Are the British now as dependent upon Russia as their American counterparts to go into space?

 

Moscow, Russia:  Russia on Sunday carried out its first space launch of the year, using its commercial Proton rocket to send a British satellite into orbit.

The launch went ahead as planned just after 1230GMT from the Russia-owned Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a live broadcast shown by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency showed. It is expected to reach orbit at 0402GMT Monday. Continue reading

Russia plans 11 Proton-M rocket launches in 2015 — source

“The launch of the Inmarsat-5F2 communications satellite is to be the first — on January 30,” a source in the rocket and space industry told TASS

MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. Russia plans 11 launches of the Proton-M carrier rockets from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in 2015, a source in the rocket and space industry told TASS on Thursday. Continue reading