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Ekspress 6A

Proton-K/DM-2M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Ekspress 6A

Type: Communications

Express-A satellites are designed for operation in the fixed satellite service. Their transponder payloads make it possible to retransmit all types of traffic, including television and radio programming, telephony, data, videoconferencing as well as high-speed Internet.

Location

200/39 (200L)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1534 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

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

Rocket

Proton-K/DM-2M – Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Family: Proton / UR-500
Length: 59 m
Diameter: 4.15 m
Launch Mass: 712 T

The Proton-K/DM-2M was manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center with the first launch on 1994-01-20. Proton-K/DM-2M has 39 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 41 launches. The Proton-K was a Russian, previously Soviet, carrier rocket derived from the earlier Proton. It was built by Khrunichev, and launched from sites 81 and 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Agency

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Type: Government
Abbreviation: KhSC
Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy
Founded: 1916
Launchers: Proton | Rokot

Country: RUS

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.

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