Author Topic: Proton-M/Briz-M - Luch-5X [Olimp-K] - Baikonur - 12 March 2023 - 23:12:59.981UT  (Read 19185 times)

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Olimp-K



Launch of Luch satellite scheduled for late November source.

The multifunctional Luch data relay space constellation entered service in the test mode in February 2016,

7 AUG, 18:02

MOSCOW, August 8. /TASS/. The launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket with a Luch relay satellite is scheduled to take place in late November, a rocket and space industry source has told TASS.

"The launch of a Luch satellite from the Baikonur space center atop the Proton-M carrier rocket has been scheduled for late November," the source said.

The multifunctional Luch data relay space constellation entered service in the test mode in February 2016. Its purpose is to relay data to low-flying rockets and spacecraft, to altitudes below 2,000 km. In particular, the system transmits data between the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Mission Control Center.

https://tass.com/science/1490593
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Launch of Luch satellite scheduled for late November source.
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The multifunctional Luch data relay space constellation entered service in the test mode in February 2016. Its purpose is to relay data to low-flying rockets and spacecraft, to altitudes below 2,000 km. In particular, the system transmits data between the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Mission Control Center.

https://tass.com/science/1490593

Deliberate disinformation or ignorance on the part of TASS. Luch is a cover name here for Olimp and the satellite probably will do the same as its predecessor (launched in 2014), namely drift across the geostationary belt and regularly park itself close to other satellites, probably for eavesdropping.

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Is there any new news regarding Luch-5X a.k.a Luch-4 a.k.a. Olimp-K?

Any indication of it launching this year?

Is Angosat-2 the only remaining Proton-M launch this year?
It is a launch on demand/as needed Kosmos payload with no leaked target date. Just a net quarter by quarter date timeframe. The current info is an industry provided Proton-M launch readiness target. Its launcher remains in post checkout storage at the launchsite with periodic checks every time the readiness target is updated. Note the information is as stated in the RSW insider content manifest of remaining Proton-M's.
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Launch now scheduled for December 30 according to a source on the NK forum.

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The launch has been delayed to 2023 according to an inside source on the NK forum. No specific date given so far.

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Re: Proton-M/Briz-M - Olimp-K #2 - Baikonur - 2023
« Reply #5 on: 11/03/2022 09:56 pm »
Tentatively rescheduled for January 31.

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Quote from: Katya Pavlushchenko
The #ElectroL №4 satellite has been delivered to Baikonur this week. If everything goes by the plane, it will be the first Russian launch next year, on February 5, 2023, and one of two Proton launches in the same month. [Dec 29]

Olimp-K #2 takes the February 19 launch slot that was held by Elektro-L #4.
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Quote from: Katya Pavlushchenko
The #ElectroL №4 satellite has been delivered to Baikonur this week. If everything goes by the plane, it will be the first Russian launch next year, on February 5, 2023, and one of two Proton launches in the same month. [Dec 29]

Olimp-K #2 takes the February 19 launch slot that was held by Elektro-L #4.
Any possible reason why Roscosmos has decided to launch the Olimp-K No.2 rather than the Elektro-L No.4 on February 19?

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Quote from: Katya Pavlushchenko
The #ElectroL №4 satellite has been delivered to Baikonur this week. If everything goes by the plane, it will be the first Russian launch next year, on February 5, 2023, and one of two Proton launches in the same month. [Dec 29]

Olimp-K #2 takes the February 19 launch slot that was held by Elektro-L #4.
Any possible reason why Roscosmos has decided to launch the Olimp-K No.2 rather than the Elektro-L No.4 on February 19?
No one planned to start up electro-l on February 19, never.

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Delayed to March 13? Cross-post:
https://kosmodrom.space/raspisanie-zapuskov
Progress MS-22 - February 9;
Soyuz MS-23 - February 20;
Proton M/Briz M - March 13;
Progress MS-24 - August 23;
Soyuz MS-24 - September 15;
Progress MS-25 - December 1.
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Re: Proton-M/Briz-M - Olimp-K #2 - Baikonur - 19 February 2023?
« Reply #10 on: 01/05/2023 07:24 pm »
Delayed to March 13? Cross-post:
https://kosmodrom.space/raspisanie-zapuskov
Progress MS-22 - February 9;
Soyuz MS-23 - February 20;
Proton M/Briz M - March 13;
Progress MS-24 - August 23;
Soyuz MS-24 - September 15;
Progress MS-25 - December 1.
Giving way to range priority launch of Soyuz MS-23. No other known Proton-M/Briz-M flights are publicly scheduled in 2023.
« Last Edit: 01/05/2023 07:25 pm by russianhalo117 »

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Re: Proton-M/Briz-M - Olimp-K #2 - Baikonur - 19 February 2023?
« Reply #11 on: 01/05/2023 07:26 pm »
Delayed to March 13? Cross-post:
https://kosmodrom.space/raspisanie-zapuskov
Progress MS-22 - February 9;
Soyuz MS-23 - February 20;
Proton M/Briz M - March 13;
Progress MS-24 - August 23;
Soyuz MS-24 - September 15;
Progress MS-25 - December 1.

Progress MS-23 is missing...

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Re: Proton-M/Briz-M - Olimp-K #2 - Baikonur - 19 February 2023?
« Reply #12 on: 01/05/2023 07:29 pm »
Delayed to March 13? Cross-post:
https://kosmodrom.space/raspisanie-zapuskov
Progress MS-22 - February 9;
Soyuz MS-23 - February 20;
Proton M/Briz M - March 13;
Progress MS-24 - August 23;
Soyuz MS-24 - September 15;
Progress MS-25 - December 1.

Progress MS-23 is missing...

Here:

https://baikonurtour.ru/launches.html
Google translate:
Quote
Launch of TGC "Progress MS-23"
May 24, 2023 admission to the group is open
Launch of TGC "Progress MS-23" on May 24, 2023.
...
Launch of TGK Progress MS-24
August 23, 2023 admission to the group is open
Launch of TGC "Progress MS-24" on August 23, 2023.

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Has the rocket been taken to launch pad yet?

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Has the rocket been taken to launch pad yet?
To early and a MoD payload after LEOPS phase so might not be covered publicly to the extent of a public commercial launch.

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It's not MoD satellite.

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It's not MoD satellite.
It's predecessor satellite received a Kosmos designation issued at the direction of the MoD its cover role as civilian Luch Satellite was busted when it has spent its whole mission eavesdropping very close to foreign commercial telecom sats with known government customers including state and defence.

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I didn't say it was civilian.

 

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