Proton Launches Express AM6 for the Russian Federation

The Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully launched the Express AM6 satellite into orbit today. The vehicle lifted off at 7:09 p.m. Moscow time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

This was the 6th launch of the Proton vehicle this year and the 399th mission since its inaugural flight in 1965.

The Express AM6 telecommunications satellite was built by ISS Reshetnev and will provide services to Russia, Central Europe and the Middle East. The Proton vehicle is manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Space Production Center of Moscow, one of the cornerstones of the global space industry.

A video of the Proton Express AM6 launch can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5G-yFiN1qA

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