Launch of Russian Proton-M Rocket with Ekspress-AM4R

A failure during the third stage occurred, the rocket and satellite re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere failing to reach orbit.

A Russian Proton-M rocket launched tonight from Baikonur in Kazakhstan at 21:46 UTC, May 15th 2014. The rocket carried the Ekspress-AM4R communications satellite. Ekspress-AM4R for the Russian Satellite Communications Company has 30 C-Band, 28 Ku-Band, 2 Ka-band and 3 L-band transponders to provide coverage over all of Russia.

Source: Roscosmos

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