Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
American communications satellite scheduled to operate in GEO, but was left stranded in a too low transfer orbit due to a launch vehicle failure. It was sold to the US Department of Defense and operated from geosynchronous orbit.
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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
1540 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Proton-M Briz-M – Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
- Family: Proton / UR-500
- Length: 53 m
- Diameter: 7.4 m
- Launch Mass: 712 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21000 kg
The Proton-M Briz-M was manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center with the first launch on 2001-04-07. Proton-M Briz-M has 61 successful launches and 6 failed launches with a total of 67 launches.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center – KhSC
- 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.