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GE 6

Proton-K/DM-2M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Success

Mission

GE 6

Type: Communications

GE-6, a hybrid C/Ku-band satellite with 28 Ku Band and 24 C Band active transponders provides direct-to-home (DTH), media and entertainment distribution plus enterprise and internet protocol (IP)solutions in North America.

Location

81/23 (81L)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1532 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

81/23 (81L), 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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