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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #200 on: 10/31/2017 09:36 PM »
A strange picture found in the movie "Krasnyi Kosmos"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRV9OAwYsB0?t=15m43s

Kosmos-1686 or Kvant?
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #201 on: 11/01/2017 04:05 AM »
A strange picture found in the movie "Krasnyi Kosmos"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRV9OAwYsB0?t=15m43s
The text is about "Almaz". It could be the launch of Salyut 2.
Salyut 2 could not be activated.

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #202 on: 11/01/2017 01:04 PM »
A strange picture found in the movie "Krasnyi Kosmos"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRV9OAwYsB0?t=15m43s
The text is about "Almaz". It could be the launch of Salyut 2.
Salyut 2 could not be activated.

If it's of any help:

The narrative on these frames (which show Proton's launch) says exactly this:
"В 70х годах было запущено три станции Алмаз, на которых работало пять экипажей"
("In 70s there were 3 Almaz stations launched, and 5 crews worked [on these stations])

Just before the launch fragment - there is an interview with cosmonaut (IIUC) who tells how the "Agat" camera works.

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #203 on: 12/07/2017 05:10 PM »
Briz-M Baikonur delivery dates

 Delivery
date
Scheduled
launch date
at time of
delivery
StartBriz-M
serial
number
MissionNotesReference
        
 25.04.200522.05.200522.05.200588512DirecTV-8 [source]
   08.09.200588513Anik-F1R  
 14.11.200506.12.200529.12.200588514AMC23 [source]
        
1.06.02.200628.02.200628.02.200688515Arabsat-4A [source]
2.25.06.200604.08.200604.08.200688516Hotbird-82nd of 2006[source]
3.10.10.200608.11.200608.11.200688517Arabsat-4B [source]
4.18.11.200611.12.200611.12.200688518Measat-35th delivery for Khrunichev in 2006[source] [source]
        
1.19.03.200709.04.200709.04.200788521Anik-F3 [source]
2.28.05.200707.07.200707.07.200788520DirecTV-102nd of 2007[source]
3.14.08.200705.09.200705.09.200788522JCSat-11 [source]
4.25.10.200717.11.200717.11.200788523Sirius-44th of 2007[source]
5.16.11.200709.12.200709.12.200788526Raduga-1M [source]
6.28.12.200728.01.200828.01.200888530Ekspress-AM33 [source]
        
1.16.01.200811.02.200811.02.200888524Thor-2R [source]
2.22.02.200814.03.200814.03.200888525AMC142nd of 2008[source]
3.27.06.200813.08.200818.08.200899502Inmarsat-4F33rd of 2008[source]
4.17.08.200817.09.200819.09.200888528Nimiq-4 [source]
5.02.10.200802.11.200805.11.200888531Astra-1M5th of 2008[source]
6.09.11.200810.12.200810.12.200899503Ciel-26th of 2008[source]
        
1.11.01.200911.02.200911.02.200999501Ekspress-AM44, Ekspress-MD1 [source]
2.04.03.200903.04.200903.04.200999504Eutelsat-W2A [source]
3.16.04.200916.05.200916.05.200999505Protostar-2 [source]
4.07.06.200930.06.200930.06.200999506Sirius-FM54th of 2009[source]
5.15.07.200911.08.200911.08.200999507Asiasat-55th of 2009[source]
6.18.08.200917.09.200917.09.200999508Nimiq-5 [source]
7.30.10.200924.11.200924.11.200999509Eutelsat-W77th of 2009[source]
8.16.11.200924.12.200928.01.201088527Raduga-1M8th of 2009, 34th since 1999[source]
9.25.11.200929.12.200929.12.200999510DirecTV-129th of 2009[source]
        
1.12.01.201012.02.201012.02.201099511Intelsat-16 [source]
2.24.02.201020.03.201020.03.201099514Echostar-14 [source]
3.28.03.201024.04.201024.04.201099512SES-1 [source]
4.05.05.201003.06.201003.06.201099513Arabsat-5B4th of 2010[source]
5.10.06.201010.07.201010.07.201099515Echostar-155th of 2010[source]
6.19.07.201017.08.201014.11.201099516MSV-1Bриз-М и Фрегат[source]
7.24.08.201014.10.201014.10.201099517Sirius-XM5 [source] [source]
8.28.10.201019.12.201026.12.201099518KASat8th of 2010[source]
        
1.  20.09.201188529Kosmos-2473  
2.07.04.201120.05.201120.05.201199520Telstar-14R2nd of 2011[source]
3.28.04.201110.06.201115.07.201199519SES-3, Kazsat-2 [source]
4.06.07.201117.08.201117.08.201199522Ekspress-AM44th of 2011, 2 units delivered[source] [source]
5.27.07.201130.08.201104.11.201199523GLONASS blok №445th of 2011[source]
6.09.08.201114.09.201129.09.201199524Quetzsat-1 [source]
7.27.09.201119.10.201119.10.201199521Viasat-1 [source]
8.18.10.201110.12.201114.02.201299526SES-4 [source] [source]
9.31.10.201125.11.201125.11.201199527Asiasat-79th of 2011[source] [source]
10.13.11.201111.12.201111.12.201199525Luch-5А, Amos-5 [source]
11.13.12.201124.01.201220.11.201299528Sirius-FM6 [source]
        
1.06.03.201225.03.201225.03.201299537Intelsat-22 [source] [source]
2.23.03.201223.04.201223.04.201299529Yahsat-1B [source]
3.09.04.201217.05.201217.05.201299530Nimiq-63rd of 2012[source]
4.11.05.201221.06.201209.07.201299531Sirius-5 [source]
5.01.06.201205.07.201206.08.201299532Telkom-3, Ekspress-MD2 [source]
6.19.07.201230.08.201202.11.201299533Yamal-300K, Luch-5B6th of 2012[source] [source]
7.21.09.201214.10.201214.10.201299534Intelsat-239th delivery for Khrunichev in 2012[source]
8.01.11.201208.12.201208.12.201299535Yamal-4028th of 2012[source]
9.05.12.201227.12.201226.03.201399536Satmex-8 [source] [source]
        
1.10.02.201305.04.201315.04.201399538Anik-G1 [source]
2.09.04.201314.05.201314.05.201399539Eutelsat-W3D [source] [source]
3.30.04.201303.06.201303.06.201399541SES-6 [source] [source]
4.18.06.201319.07.201329.09.201399540Astra-2E [source] [source]
5.27.08.201309.10.201325.10.201399542Sirius-FM6 [source] [source]
6.30.09.201305.11.201311.11.201388532Raduga-1M [source] [source]
7.15.11.201308.12.201308.12.201399546Inmarsat-5F1 [source] [source]
8.23.11.201326.12.201326.12.201399543Ekspress-AM5 [source] [source]
9.19.12.201310.02.201414.02.201499544Türksat-4A [source]
        
1.06.02.201415.03.201415.03.201499545Ekspress-AT1, Ekspress-AT2 [source] [source]
2.10.03.201406.04.201415.05.201499547Ekspress-AM4R [source]
3.27.03.201428.04.201428.04.201499548Luch-5V, Kazsat-3 [source]
   27.09.201499549Luch  
   21.10.201499550Ekspress-AM6  
 23.10.201427.11.201427.12.201499552Astra-2G [source]
 10.11.201412.12.201415.12.201499551Yamal-401 [source]
        
   01.02.201599554Inmarsat-5F2  
   18.03.201599553Ekspress-AM7  
 02.04.201516.05.201516.05.201599555Mexsat-1 [source]
   28.08.201599556Inmarsat-5F3  
   16.10.201599557Türksat-4B  
   13.12.201588533Kosmos-2513  
   29.01.201699558Eutelsat-9B  
   24.12.201599559Ekspress-AMU1  
 16.02.201614.03.201614.03.201699560Exomars-2016 [source]
   09.06.201699570Intelsat-31  
 28.11.201622.12.201608.05.201799571Echostar-21 [source]
   16.08.2017 Kosmos-2520  
   11.09.2017 Amazonas-5  
 05.09.201728.09.201728.09.201799572Asiasat-9 [source]
        
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #204 on: 12/09/2017 09:05 AM »
State Centre for Space Research and Production, in the name of M.V. Khrunichev
Государственный космический научно-производственный центр имени М.В. Хруничева

Excludes transportation and launch costs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Satellite
to be
launched
Contract itemsSerial
number
Total
cost
(Russian ruble)
Contract numberContract
date
Scheduled
delivery
date
 
Ekspress-AM33Proton-M 0,897,058,000100-1078/0501.03.200500.12.2007[source]
Ekspress-AM44 Kosmos-2479Proton-K№410180,980,000,000100-1088/0624.03.200600.12.2008 
Multipurpose Laboratory ModuleProton-M№935091,023,240,000100-1107/0731.05.200700.12.2009[source]
Ekspress-AM4Proton-M 1,123,000,000100-1122/0826.06.200800.06.2010[source]
GLONASSProton-M№535431,242,050,000Ф33-02-10/ЕОЗ20.03.2010 [source]
Ekspress-AMU1Proton-M  100-1139/1102.06.201100.11.2012[source] [source] [source]
Ekspress-AM7Proton-M  100-1139/1102.06.201100.07.2013[source] [source] [source]
Luch-4Proton-M  100-1139/1102.06.201100.12.2013[source] [source] [source]
GLONASSProton-M 1,329,734,970Ф/2/2/01-11-ДОГОЗ27.12.201110.12.2013 
Ekspress-AM4RProton-M№935451,436,560,000100-1192/1215.05.201228.02.2014[source] [source]
Yenisey-A1Proton-M 1,436,560,000100-1192/1215.05.201230.09.2014[source] [source]
Spektr-UFProton-M 1,436,560,000100-1192/1215.05.201231.10.2014[source] [source]
Science Power ModuleProton-M 1,436,560,000100-1192/1215.05.201225.11.2014[source] [source]
GLONASS blok №54Proton-M№935591,436,560,000100-С206/1219.06.201230.06.2014[source] [source]
ExomarsProton-M№935601,509,826,000100-С025/13/13602.04.201331.03.2016[source] [source]
GLONASSProton-M№935621,509,826,000100-С206/13/15112.04.201331.03.2016[source] [source]
Elektro-L №3Proton-M 1,509,826,000100-С033/13/42214.12.201331.03.2016[source]
GLONASSProton-M 1,563,054,630100-С206/14/12618.04.201425.11.2017[source]
GLONASSProton-M 1,617,761,540100-С206/14/12618.04.201425.11.2018[source]
GLONASSProton-M 1,617,761,540100-С206/14/12618.04.201425.11.2018[source]
 Proton-M  ЕП/1/03/З/2360/201419.11.2014 [source] [source]
 Proton-M  ЕП/1/03/З/2360/201419.11.2014 [source] [source]
Ekspress-80Proton-M 1,795,978,000100-С268/16/17331.10.201625.11.2018[source]
Exomars №2Proton-M 1,795,978,000100-С264/16/17431.10.201625.11.2018[source]
Luch-5M №1Proton-M 1,972,400,000 01.01.201901.11.2021 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Satellite
to be
launched
Contract itemsSerial
number
Total
cost
(Russian ruble)
Contract numberContract
date
Scheduled
delivery
date
 
Ekspress-AM33Briz-M 293,470,000100-1089/0617.03.200600.06.2008[source]
Ekspress-AM44Briz-M 323,000,000100-1106/0731.05.200700.06.2008[source]
Ekspress-AM4Briz-M 348,900,000100-1126/0826.05.200800.12.2009[source]
Ekspress-AT1 with Ekspress-AT2Briz-M 419,199,000100-1142/1102.06.201100.09.2012[source] [source] [source]
 Briz-M№88533414,420,120З/2/2/02-12-ДОГОЗ15.03.201225.11.2013[source]
 Briz-M№88534414,420,120З/2/2/02-12-ДОГОЗ15.03.201225.11.2013[source]
 Briz-M№88535414,420,120З/2/2/02-12-ДОГОЗ15.03.201225.11.2013[source]
Ekspress-AM7Briz-M 427,369,600100-1189/1216.05.201225.11.2013[source] [source]
GLONASS blok №44Briz-M 427,369,600100-С207/1225.06.201225.11.2013[source] [source]
Ekspress-AM4RBriz-M№99547438,456,500100-1195/13/7820.02.201325.11.2014[source] [source]
ExomarsBriz-M№99560461,258,300100-С029/14/314.12.201331.12.2015[source]
GLONASSBriz-M 461,258,300100-С221/13/44024.12.201331.12.2015[source]
 Briz-M№88536461,258,300ЕП/1/03/З/1988/201327.12.201325.11.2015[source]
 Briz-M№88537461,258,300ЕП/1/03/З/1988/201327.12.201325.11.2015[source] [source]
 Briz-M  ЕП/1/03/З/0032/201518.12.2014 [source]
 Briz-M  ЕП/1/03/З/0032/201518.12.2014 [source]
Exomars №2Briz-M 510,476,410100-С277/17/2328.02.201725.11.2018[source]
Ekspress-80Briz-M 520,485,400 01.01.201801.11.2019 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Satellite
to be
launched
Contract itemsSerial
number
Total
cost
(Russian ruble)
Contract numberContract
date
Scheduled
delivery
date
 
GLONASS blok №3514С75.11 and ПС 14С326 054,975,000100-1099/0617.04.200600.04.2007[source]
Ekspress-AM3314С75 and ПС 14С326№20601103,293,000100-1105/0731.05.200700.12.2007[source]
Ekspress-AM4414С75.15 and ПС№20602109,900,000100-1125/0826.05.200800.12.2008[source]
GLONASS blok №40 №41813ГЛН34№61509116,000,000   [source]
GLONASS blok №41 №40813ГЛН34№61510116,000,000   [source]
GLONASS blok №42813ГЛН34№61511122,960,000   [source]
GLONASS blok №43K №43813ГЛН34№61512122,960,000 24.08.200930.10.2010[source]
GLONASS blok №45K813ГЛН34№61513140,808,600Ф33-06-10/ЕОЗ19.05.201025.11.2011[source] [source] [source]
GLONASS blok №51813ГЛН34№61514140,808,600Ф33-06-10/ЕОЗ19.05.201025.11.2011[source] [source]
Ekspress-AM414С75.15 and ПС№20901136,365,000100-1134/1019.05.201000.09.2011[source] [source] [source]
Luch-5B14С75.15№20803 100-1141/1106.04.201100.10.2011[source] [source] [source]
Ekspress-AM514С75.15№20902138,986,200100-1141/1106.04.201100.11.2011[source] [source] [source]
Ekspress-AM614С75.15№20903138,986,200100-1141/1106.04.201100.11.2011[source] [source] [source]
Ekspress-AT1 with Ekspress-AT214С75.15№20904 100-1141/1106.04.201100.11.2011[source] [source] [source]
GLONASS blok №4414С75№61520155,270,000100-С207/1225.06.201225.11.2013[source] [source]
Ekspress-AM714С75.15 and ПС 155,270,000100-1186/13/7620.02.201300.11.2013[source] [source]
Ekspress-AM914С75.15 and ПС 155,270,000100-1186/13/7620.02.201300.11.2013[source] [source]
Ekspress-AM8813ИНМ№20906155,776,000100-1033/13/12505.04.201330.06.2014[source] [source]
GLONASS813ГЛН34№61515155,776,000100-С208/13/15012.04.201325.11.2014[source] [source]
Ekspress-AM4R Ekspress-AMU114С75.15 and ПС 14С326№20908163,344,000100-1034/14/414.12.201300.11.2014[source]
GLONASS813ГЛН34№61516164,032,100  00.11.2015[source]
Exomars14С75 and ПС 14С326№28501172,001,200100-С063/14/24406.07.201401.11.2015[source]
Exomars №214С75 and ПС 813МЭМ16 216,508,370100-С527/17/2228.02.201725.11.2018[source]
GLONASS14С75.11 and ПС 14С326 216,508,370100-С208/17/7910.04.201725.11.2018[source]
Ekspress-8014С75.15 185,365,320100-С402/17/9224.04.201725.11.2018[source]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #205 on: 01/27/2018 11:14 AM »
New summary article:

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Russia’s Proton rocket falls on hard times
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After 53 years in service, the main Russian launcher is running out of customers.

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The Proton rocket, Russia’s primary commercial launch vehicle, faces a life-and-death struggle to remain a competitive player on the international launch market, industry sources say. The veteran Soviet space rocket has spent nearly a quarter of a century as the vehicle of choice for operators of communications satellites all over the world. But it has fallen to near-irrelevance in just a matter of two years. After reaching a peak of 12 launches in 2010, the Proton is now staring at a real possibility of flying just a couple of missions this year and not delivering a single commercial payload.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/russias-proton-rocket-falls-on-hard-times/
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #206 on: 02/26/2018 04:25 PM »
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #207 on: 02/26/2018 04:33 PM »
Russia has a problem with transporting large diameter rockets due to lack of navigable rivers and are mostly land locked.  The Proton was probably the largest practical design they could use.  Why couldn't they use this design and have the center core of the booster made for lox, and the drop tanks made for K1 fuel?  Then have a hydrolox upper stage maybe?  That way they could get rid of the hypergols.  They could use a couple of RD-180's, or one RD-170 for the booster engine.  They maybe could use smaller kerolox engines and make it to land like SpaceX.  That would get them back in the game.   

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #208 on: 02/26/2018 04:54 PM »
Russia has a problem with transporting large diameter rockets due to lack of navigable rivers and are mostly land locked.  The Proton was probably the largest practical design they could use.  Why couldn't they use this design and have the center core of the booster made for lox, and the drop tanks made for K1 fuel?  Then have a hydrolox upper stage maybe?  That way they could get rid of the hypergols.  They could use a couple of RD-180's, or one RD-170 for the booster engine.  They maybe could use smaller kerolox engines and make it to land like SpaceX.  That would get them back in the game.

What "drop tanks"?
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #209 on: 02/26/2018 05:02 PM »
I have always been under the impression that the side tanks drop off when empty as the rocket ascends.

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #210 on: 02/26/2018 05:06 PM »
I have always been under the impression that the side tanks drop off when empty as the rocket ascends.

nope. the are permanently attached during flight, but can be shed from the core in the event of a post liftoff launch failure to separate fuel and oxidizer (reference failed GLONASS launch).

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #211 on: 02/26/2018 05:12 PM »
I have always been under the impression that the side tanks drop off when empty as the rocket ascends.

You are confusing the Proton's design with that of the family of launch vehicles derived from the R-7 missile.   Everyone analysing the Proton before its design details were officially revealed in the mid-1980s made the same mistake.   The first to reveal the Proton's actual first stage design were Alan Bond and the late John Parfitt in an issue of Space Markets magazine, shortly before the Soviets revealed the correct details.
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #212 on: 02/27/2018 02:48 AM »
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ILS’s Pysher: Proton continues to reinvent itself to compete

by Warren Ferster — February 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top executive with the U.S. firm that markets Russia’s Proton rocket blasted what he characterized as a recent slew of misinformation surrounding the vehicle, saying it enjoys the full support of the Russian government and that the culmination of a three-year quality control program instituted by its manufacturer is restoring the reliability for which the vehicle has long been known.

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Warren Ferster is a veteran aerospace journalist and former editor of SpaceNews. The SpaceNews editorial team was not involved in writing or editing this sponsored post.

http://spacenews.com/ilss-pysher-proton-continues-to-reinvent-itself-to-compete/
This is a flailing arms attempt by ILS PR department to keep themselves afloat as the Proton passenger train derails like an out of control wrecking ball.

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #213 on: 02/27/2018 04:08 AM »
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ILS’s Pysher: Proton continues to reinvent itself to compete

by Warren Ferster — February 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top executive with the U.S. firm that markets Russia’s Proton rocket blasted what he characterized as a recent slew of misinformation surrounding the vehicle, saying it enjoys the full support of the Russian government and that the culmination of a three-year quality control program instituted by its manufacturer is restoring the reliability for which the vehicle has long been known.

[...]

Warren Ferster is a veteran aerospace journalist and former editor of SpaceNews. The SpaceNews editorial team was not involved in writing or editing this sponsored post.

http://spacenews.com/ilss-pysher-proton-continues-to-reinvent-itself-to-compete/
This is a flailing arms attempt by ILS PR department to keep themselves afloat as the Proton passenger train derails like an out of control wrecking ball.

Yeah.  The statement does sort of boil down, semantically, to the statement" "People who say we have a bad vehicle are lying.  And besides, we're fixing all the things that make it a bad vehicle."

If you can't see the logical disconnect there, I don't want you working on my rocket program... ;)
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #214 on: 02/27/2018 04:27 AM »
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Sponsored Post
ILS’s Pysher: Proton continues to reinvent itself to compete

by Warren Ferster — February 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top executive with the U.S. firm that markets Russia’s Proton rocket blasted what he characterized as a recent slew of misinformation surrounding the vehicle, saying it enjoys the full support of the Russian government and that the culmination of a three-year quality control program instituted by its manufacturer is restoring the reliability for which the vehicle has long been known.

[...]

Warren Ferster is a veteran aerospace journalist and former editor of SpaceNews. The SpaceNews editorial team was not involved in writing or editing this sponsored post.

http://spacenews.com/ilss-pysher-proton-continues-to-reinvent-itself-to-compete/
This is a flailing arms attempt by ILS PR department to keep themselves afloat as the Proton passenger train derails like an out of control wrecking ball.

Yeah.  The statement does sort of boil down, semantically, to the statement" "People who say we have a bad vehicle are lying.  And besides, we're fixing all the things that make it a bad vehicle."

If you can't see the logical disconnect there, I don't want you working on my rocket program... ;)

I will believe the following when they have a solid decade of no failures.
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... the culmination of a three-year quality control program instituted by its manufacturer is restoring the reliability for which the vehicle has long been known.

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #215 on: 02/27/2018 01:05 PM »
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“Other major providers are introducing brand new vehicles beginning in 2020,” Pysher continued. “We have Arianespace’s parent company ArianeGroup moving ahead with Ariane 6 to replace the existing Ariane 5, ULA is introducing the Vulcan to replace Atlas V, Mitsubishi is introducing the H3 to replace H2A, SpaceX announced a new heavy-lifter called the BFR and Blue Origin introduced New Glenn. Come the 2020-2022 timeframe, the only heritage launch vehicle that will be flying is Proton and that is where commercial operators will find stability, proven reliability, and schedule assurance for their critical programs. Proton is not going anywhere and will remain a force to be reckoned with in the commercial market.”

cough... F9/FH Block 5 ...cough.

As I said, people/launch providers are now banking on BFR instantly replacing F9/FH.
Won't happen.
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #216 on: 03/14/2018 12:17 PM »
Are these 'launch assignments' just flight opportunities or new orders?
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International Launch Services (ILS) Secures Additional Launch Orders for Proton Medium Vehicle
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ILS, a leading provider of commercial launch services, announced multiple launch assignments for Proton Medium launches that will include the use of both the 4.35 meter and the new 5.2 meter payload fairing. The missions will take place beginning in late 2019 from Pad 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180314005463/en/

Posted by Jeff Foust:
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/973907868486393857
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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #217 on: 04/02/2018 02:24 PM »
Roskosmos declares inspection of Proton's engines completed: http://russianspaceweb.com/proton_2018.html#0204

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #218 on: 04/21/2018 11:31 PM »
Are these 'launch assignments' just flight opportunities or new orders?
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International Launch Services (ILS) Secures Additional Launch Orders for Proton Medium Vehicle
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ILS, a leading provider of commercial launch services, announced multiple launch assignments for Proton Medium launches that will include the use of both the 4.35 meter and the new 5.2 meter payload fairing. The missions will take place beginning in late 2019 from Pad 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180314005463/en/

Posted by Jeff Foust:
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/973907868486393857
That would agreement to Intent to Contract for 11 Proton Mediums:

Translate: "Negotiations are underway to conclude a contract for 11 carrier rocket launches, Proton Medium, to replenish the OneWeb orbital grouping," the spokesman said.

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Re: Information about Proton rocket
« Reply #219 on: 05/30/2018 08:48 PM »
Reports: Development of Proton Medium discontinued.

Source (German): https://www.raumfahrer.net/news/raumfahrt/28052018091531.shtml

Source (Russian): https://topwar.ru/142062-smi-centr-hrunicheva-prekratil-raboty-nad-raketo-nositelem-proton-l.html

Not sure if legit, comments in the Russian article are conflicting.
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