Proton-M/Briz-M | Ekspress-80 & Ekspress-103

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center launch of a Proton-M/Briz-M Rocket

Launch Status
Success

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center was scheduled to launch a Proton-M/Briz-M rocket as part of the Ekspress-80 & Ekspress-103 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Jul 30th, 2020, 5:25 PM EDT from 200/39 (200L), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Proton-M/Briz-M and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Ekspress-80 & Ekspress-103

Ekspress-80 and Ekspress 103 are communications satellites for Russian domestic communication services owned by RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz). Express 80 will be positioned at 80° East, and will be fitted with 16 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders to cover Russia, as well as two L-band transponders offering global coverage. Express 103 will be positioned at 103° East, and will be fitted with 16 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders to cover Russia and Southeast Asia, as well as one L-band transponder for global coverage. Both have a design life of 15 years.

Location

200/39 (200L), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M Briz-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.