Author Topic: Proton-M/Briz-M Kosmos-2520 (Blagovest №11L) August 16, 2017 (22:07 UTC)  (Read 15535 times)

Offline hvdh

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Russianspaceweb.com has updated its info, it is expected the drift will be reversed, and 45E can be reached about Sept 17.

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Russianspaceweb.com has updated its info, it is expected the drift will be reversed, and 45E can be reached about Sept 17.

And, again, the original source is Novosti kosmonavtiki forum.

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Does anyone have the Proton/Briz-M serial numbers used in this launch?
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Seeking confirmation, if possible...

1.
Is the launch vehicle at the pad?

Also:
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As this is a Ministry of Defense payload, there will be no live launch webcast?

3.
Will the payload receive a Kosmos designation?  Kosmos 2520?

4.
Is the launch vehicle a Phase IV upgrade?  Or is it an earlier version?

1 - yes, as per comment above, also:
http://www.kaztag.kz/news/detail.php?ID=557991

2 - no webcast

3 - yes

4 - Gunter says so.

Can we be sure it is phase IV?

The Russian military have continued to purchase 885-series Briz-M. Three for 2013, including №88534 and №88535. Two for 2015, №88536 and №88537.
http://sudact.ru/arbitral/doc/I4buCtY5ov5h/
http://sudact.ru/arbitral/doc/SksAr2Zsg66v/

There is also evidence for a Proton-M going up to №93576.
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?noticeId=1470491
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?noticeId=1847131

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quote:Can we be sure it is phase IV?
The satellite should weigh 3-4 tons. I think Phase III is adequate.

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Russianspaceweb.com has updated its info, it is expected the drift will be reversed, and 45E can be reached about Sept 17.

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#Russia's #Blagovest military satellite successfuly reached its operational geostationary orbit at 45 degrees East: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/blagovest.html

https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb/status/910113574193909760

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The last russian satellite on this position was Raduga 1-5 (11/2003-04/2009).

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According TLE, Cosmos 2520 is stationary now at about 45.05E.
Tightly inbetween 45.0E Intelsat 12 and 45.1E Intelsat 904.

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